Netflix has unveiled the UK release date of upcoming film Atlantics, following its UK premiere at the BFI London Film Festival earlier this month, as it took home the festival’s prize for best debut feature.
Atlantics received its world premiere at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival, winning this year’s Grand Prix. The film marks the feature narrative debut for director Mati Diop and has been selected as Senegal’s official entry for the best international feature film at the 92nd Academy Awards in 2020.
Check out the trailer below!
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 labor, Souleiman has come back for a different purpose – to be with his Ada one last time.
Directed by Mati Diop, Atlantics stars Mama Sané, Amadou Mbow, Ibrahima Traoré, Nicole Sougou, Amina Kane, Mariama Gassama, Coumba Dieng, Ibrahima Mbaye, Diankou Sembene.
Atlantics will be released in UK cinemas and on Netflix from 29th November 2019.