The Harvard Film Archive Presents Mati Diop's Atlantique


Monday, November 18, 2019, 7:00pm


Harvard Film Archive - 24 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

The Harvard Film Archive is pleased to present MATI DIOP’S ATLANTIQUE on November 18, 2019.

The stunning debut feature by actress-turned-filmmaker Mati Diop is a bewitching tale of longing focused on a young Senegalese woman gripped by her forbidden love for an exploited construction worker who abruptly emigrates to Europe but seems to be lingering mysteriously behind. Melding supernatural fiction with a clear-eyed vision of the migrant crisis, Atlantiquewhich began, in fact, as a documentary shortgives unique resonance to an urgent issue reshaping communities across Europe and Africa today. A surprise but well-deserved winner of the coveted Grand Prix at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival, Atlantique establishes Diop as a central figure in a new wave of politically charged yet lyrically shaped art cinema that is reorienting contemporary filmmaking towards bold new directions.

Co-sponsored by the Film Study Center, Harvard.

$12 Special Event Tickets

ORGANIZER: Harvard Film Archive