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This November, the Laemmle Monica Film Center presents the winner of the Grand Prix at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival, Atlantics, marking the feature narrative debut of director
Mati Diop

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. 

Don't miss out on this award-winning title everyone is talking about! But just in case you do (or you want to rewatch at your pleasure), Netflix is offering Atlantics to stream starting November 29th.

Directed by: Mati Diop
Written by: Mati Diop & Olivier Demangel 
Cast: Abdou Balde, Aminata Kane, Ibrahima Mbaye
Language: Wolof | French | English
Runtime: 104 Minutes
Distributor: Netflix