Atlantique (Atlantics)

Friday, February 18 • 7pm // Sunday, February 20 • 4pm

Atlantique (Atlantics)

Grand Prix, 2019 Cannes Festival

Mati Diop, DCP, 105 min
France/Senegal/Belgium, 2019 (Wolof, French)

Milwaukee premiere

Along the Atlantic coast, in a suburb of Dakar, Ada and Souleiman are young and in love. But they face many obstacles. Souleiman is a construction worker, exploited by his unscrupulous billionaire boss, whereas Ada has been promised by her father to another man. One morning, Ada learns that Souleiman embarked on a journey to Europe with several of his co-workers. Days later, a fire breaks out during Ada’s wedding and there are claims that Souleiman has returned.

Co-sponsored by the Alliance française de Milwaukee, the Department of African and African Diaspora Studies & HOME, Lynden Sculpture Garden

Talk-backs with Ermitte Saint Jacques (Department of African and African Diaspora Studies): 2/18 & 2/20