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
Consider also watching:
*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.
Don’t miss out on the week’s reviews, plus bonus chatter. Delivered straight to your inbox. Subscribe!