Atlantics - #ReclaimTheFrame with Bird's Eye View

Atlantics - #ReclaimTheFrame with Bird's Eye View

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  • Thu 21 Nov
  • 104 minutes
  • Director: Mati Diop
  • Cast: Mama SANÉ, Amadou MBOW, Ibrahima TRAORÉ
  • (2019)


Bird's Eye View #ReclaimTheFrame with Mati Diop's Atlantics.

After a group of unpaid construction workers disappears at sea one night in search of a better life abroad, the women they have left behind in Dakar are overwhelmed with a mysterious fever.

Ada, 17, secretly grieves for her love Souleiman, one of the departed workers, but 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 labour, Souleiman has come back for a different purpose — to be with his Ada one last time.

Winner of the Grand Prix at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival, ATLANTICS marks the feature narrative debut of director Mati Diop.

"Diop's impressive debut is an absorbing, otherworldly vision of an alienated seaside life in Dakar.”

Indie Wire

"Mati Diop’s feature-length directorial debut is a romantic and melancholy film, part social commentary, part ghost tale, that works best in its evocation of loss and female solidarity.”


" a chilling paranormal reframing of a global crisis that is completely disarming and yet still enchanting.”

Beth Webb for the BFI

This event is present by the Birds’ Eye View, Reclaim The Frame project.

Reclaim The Frame is a mission to bring ever-greater audiences to films by women to widen and enrich cinema’s perspective of the world, run by charity Birds’ Eye View, and backed by the British Film Institute’s Audience Fund. To join the #ReclaimTheFrame mission and receive free cinema tickets, discount codes and other film goodies go to