ATLANTIQUES

by Mati Diop
ATLANTICS - ATLANTIQUES

Informations

Nation: France, Senegal

Year: 2009

Length: 16'

35° TORINO FILM FESTIVAL

Section:

Synopsis

When night falls, young Serigne, from Dakar, sits near a campfire and tells two friends about his odyssey as an illegal immigrant. 

Director

Mati Diop

Mati Diop

Mati Diop (Paris, France, 1982) is the daughter of the musician Wasis Diop and niece of the Senegalese director Djibril Diop Mambety. She studied at Le Fresnoy and at the Pavillon, the experimental laboratory of the Palais de Tokyo, in Paris. She then directed several short films and short features, winning the Tiger Award in Rotterdam for Atlantiques (2010) and Big in Vietnam (2012). She participated to the 2011 Venice Film Festival (in the Horizons section) with her movie Snow Canon, which was also selected by several other international festivals. She has also played the female protagonist in 35 Shots of Rum (made by Claire Davis), winning the best actress award at the MK2 Young Talent Festival in 2009; she also won a special mention at AFI Fest for her performance in Simon Killer by Antonio Campos.In 2013 Mille soleils was presented at Torino Film Festival.

Filmography:
Atlantiques (cm, 2009), Snow Canon (mm, 2011), Big in Vietnam (mm, 2012), Mille Soleils (mm, 2013), Liberian Boy (coregia/codirector Manon Lutanie, cm, 2015).

Cast and Credits

regia, sceneggiatura, fotografia/director, screenplay, cinematography
Mati Diop
montaggio/film editing
Nicolas Milteau
musica/music
Bent
suono/sound
Papi M’Bow, Mansour Dieng, Sylvain Copans
interpreti e personaggi/cast and characters
Serigne Seck (il ragazzo/young man), Alpha Diop, Cheikh M’Baye (gli amici/friends), Ouli Seck (la madre/mother), Asta M’Boup (la sorella/sister), Ibou Laye, Vieux Seck
produzione/production
Le Fresnoy
coproduzione/coproduction
Anna Sanders Films


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Le Fresnoy – Studio national des arts contemporains
communication@lefresnoy.net
www.lefresnoy.net

Director statement

“The film mainly focus on speech, which like a dark poem collects the epic story of the Atlantic crossing of a young man. Throught Serigne and his friends’ words, the film draws the portrait of a sacrifided youth. The characters of the film travel between past, present and future, float between life and death, history and myth.” 

Synopsis Learn more

When night falls, young Serigne, from Dakar, sits near a campfire and tells two friends about his odyssey as an illegal immigrant. 

Director All about direction

Mati Diop

Mati Diop

Mati Diop (Paris, France, 1982) is the daughter of the musician Wasis Diop and niece of the Senegalese director Djibril Diop Mambety. She studied at Le Fresnoy and at the Pavillon, the experimental laboratory of the Palais de Tokyo, in Paris. She then directed several short films and short features, winning the Tiger Award in Rotterdam for Atlantiques (2010) and Big in Vietnam (2012). She participated to the 2011 Venice Film Festival (in the Horizons section) with her movie Snow Canon, which was also selected by several other international festivals. She has also played the female protagonist in 35 Shots of Rum (made by Claire Davis), winning the best actress award at the MK2 Young Talent Festival in 2009; she also won a special mention at AFI Fest for her performance in Simon Killer by Antonio Campos.In 2013 Mille soleils was presented at Torino Film Festival.

Filmography:
Atlantiques (cm, 2009), Snow Canon (mm, 2011), Big in Vietnam (mm, 2012), Mille Soleils (mm, 2013), Liberian Boy (coregia/codirector Manon Lutanie, cm, 2015).

Cast and Credits Discover the cast of the film

regia, sceneggiatura, fotografia/director, screenplay, cinematography
Mati Diop
montaggio/film editing
Nicolas Milteau
musica/music
Bent
suono/sound
Papi M’Bow, Mansour Dieng, Sylvain Copans
interpreti e personaggi/cast and characters
Serigne Seck (il ragazzo/young man), Alpha Diop, Cheikh M’Baye (gli amici/friends), Ouli Seck (la madre/mother), Asta M’Boup (la sorella/sister), Ibou Laye, Vieux Seck
produzione/production
Le Fresnoy
coproduzione/coproduction
Anna Sanders Films


**
Le Fresnoy – Studio national des arts contemporains
communication@lefresnoy.net
www.lefresnoy.net

Director statement Read more

“The film mainly focus on speech, which like a dark poem collects the epic story of the Atlantic crossing of a young man. Throught Serigne and his friends’ words, the film draws the portrait of a sacrifided youth. The characters of the film travel between past, present and future, float between life and death, history and myth.”