Check Out The First Official Trailer For Mati Diop’s “Atlantics”

The first official trailer for Atlantics, the award-winning directorial debut movie from French-Senegalese filmmaker, Mati Diop is out.

The film, which will be released as a Netflix original, won the Grand Prix at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival, making Diop the first black woman to win an award at the festival.

The movie also has the potential to make history once again, as it’s been submitted as Senegal’s Oscar entry for Best International Film.

Set in Dakar Senegal, Atlantics is based on Diop’s 2009 short film, Atlantique.

It tells the story of a group of unpaid construction workers who disappear at sea one night in search of a better life abroad. The women they left behind in Dakar are overwhelmed with a mysterious fever while Ada, a 17-year-old girl secretly grieves for her love Souleiman, one of the departed workers, even though she has been promised to another man.

After a fire breaks out on her wedding night, a young policeman is sent to investigate the crime. Little does he know that the aggrieved workers have come back as haunting, possessive spirits. While many of them seek vengeance for their unpaid labor, Souleiman has come back for a different purpose to be with his Ada one last time.

The movie stars Abdou Balde, Aminata Kane, Ibrahima Mbaye, Nicole Sougou, Babacar Syllaand others.

Atlantics will hit select theaters November 15 and will arrive on Netflix November 29.

Watch the trailer below;

 

 

 

 

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