Atlantics: Current Events With a Twist
Mati Diop’s Atlantics takes a current event topic* and crafts a unique story about the women who are left behind. This was a very atmospheric film that got more interesting as the movie continued. Mame Bineta Sane as Ada is a compelling main character.
The verdict: Good
Cost: Netflix monthly fee ($8.99)
Where watched: at home
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*People attempting to escape grinding poverty by sailing across the Mediterranean for the chance of a better life
- What elements of this film worked for you?
- How did you come to watch this film? (I watched it because it’s a Filmspotting Golden Brick nominee)
Favorite IMDB Trivia Item:
Mati Diop, with her submission of “Atlantics” to the 2019 Cannes Film Festival, is the first black woman director in history to compete in the festival’s competition.