FOCUS ON CANNES 2019: ATLANTICS —MATI DIOP
Along the Atlantic coast, a soon-to-be-inaugurated futuristic tower looms over a suburb of Dakar. Ada, 17, is in love with Souleiman, a young construction worker. But she has been promised to another man. One night, Souleiman and his co-workers leave the country by sea, in hope of a better future. A few days after the departure of the boys, a fire devastates Ada’s wedding party, while a mysterious fever starts to spread. Could Souleiman be back for Ada?
French-Senegalese actress/writer/director Mati Diop screens her debut premiere feature in Competition with "Antlantics."
Mati Diop is the daughter of Senegalese jazz musician Wasis Diop, and niece to the late, Senegalese filmmaker, actor, orator, composer and poet Djibril Diop Mambéty (see films, “Touki Bouki” and “Hyènes”). Diop starred opposite Alex Descas in Claire Denis’s “35 Shots of Rum.”
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