Atlantics (2019)

Mati Diop directs Mame Bineta Sane, Amadou Mbow and Ibrahima Traoré in this Senegalese drama where a soon-to-be-married off girl misses her other boyfriend when he abruptly crosses the ocean looking for work yet begins to be blamed for the strange goings on that happen in his wake.

A strange, sincere film that shifts awkwardly between romance, detective story, supernatural chiller, broad comedy and agit prop. Can’t say I really enjoyed or engaged with it but you can’t fault its ambitions.

5

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