Atlantics (12A)Cast: Ibrahima Mbaye, Abdou Balde, Aminata Kane, Mame Bineta Sane
Author(s): Mati Diop, Olivier Demangel
Director: Mati Diop
Release Date: 29/11/2019 (selected cinemas)
Running Time: 106mins
Construction worker Souleiman heads to Spain in an open boat to earn a decent living in Europe. The voyage ends in tragedy and women back in Dakar are consumed with grief. Seventeen-year-old Ada secretly mourns Souleiman. She was his lover but is betrothed to Omar, who harks from wealthy stock and will guarantee her a stable future. Following the nuptials, Ada’s bridal bed is torched and young policeman Issa is assigned to the perplexing case.