Sat 14 Dec - Wed 8 Jan


Cert. tbc

Special Screenings

Women Shaping the World


104 mins

in Wolof and French with EN subs

FRA/SEN | 2019 | dir. Mati Diop, with Mame Bineta Sane, Ibrahima Mbaye Sope, Traore

© Les Films du Bal

Grand Jury Prize at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival, Mati Diop’s Atlantics is a hypnotic, genre-shifting portrait of a girl’s awakening in today’s Senegal. Ada and Souleiman are in love. Souleiman, tired of not getting paid for his work on the gleaming towers of Dakar, sets out across the Atlantic with his friends, leaving Ada to face impending marriage to another man.

Senegal’s Entry to the Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film.

The screening on 14 December will be preceded by a pre-recorded interview with Mati Diop and followed by a panel co-organized by Reclaim the Frame and The Bechdel Test Fest. 

After the screening, critics and Bechdel Test Fest team members Corrina Antrobus, Beth Webb and Caitlin Quinlan, welcome you into an open discussion based on the format of their ‘Who Is She Podcast’ which shines light on the legacy of exceptional women in film. Come discover more about Mati Diop and share reflections on her ground-breaking film Atlantics which will be talked about for years to come.

The screening on 8 January will be preceded by a pre-recorded interview with Mati Diop.


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