The Atlantic in the "Atlantique" takes a variety of forms. He is calm, and glittering in front of the West coast of Africa, then black waves clap again night against the beach café in Dakar in Senegal. Ada (Mame Sané) and her Friends spend the evenings when Ada pulls just with Souleiman for snogging behind a corner.
The Senegalese-French filmmaker Mati Diop is the niece of the famous Director Djibril Diop Mambéty. In her debut she shows the ocean as a place of promise and threat, as an image for the Open and as an image for Burning.
there is a lot of is already of what constitutes "Atlantique", namely, the poetic views of economic Hardship and lack of prospects in West Africa. Souleiman and his friends to flee over the water, after you have been cheated as a worker on a large construction site in order to their reward. Then one hears nothing more of them. The men are dead, you are done?
"Atlantique" trying to figure out what it means, if the Girlfriends and sisters of the Refugees are left with such Fears.
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The Form of this is the fantasy, at once the boys return in the bodies of her Friends again, as ghosts with bright white eyes. The ghostly Dimension, but before, when Ada accused of Souleiman, he always look only to the sea and was never with her. The futuristic tower, the workers build, is a digital fiction, like a Mirage of progress.
people disappear, Where again and again, at some point, the reality as a Whole spooky, as the dead were among the Living. That Mati Diop can Wake up with her in Cannes with the jury prize-winning debut feelings for the eternal messages of the topic of refugee misery, is this Fantasy access, in the narrative between the two continents to mix.
Even the unevenness in this debut are sympathetic.
The fantastic Dimension, this can be a spirit summoning or a mindfulness of unjust States. Enhances the mood through the music of Fatima al-Qadiri is alienated, the Arabic-Muslim traditions synthetically.
Even the unevenness in this debut can be called agreeable; the strand with the police investigators, the Souleiman fire-suspected Foundation; the rich Omar, the Ada actually promised, and promises her a life in material Abundance. So wide this would not have been necessary, but if, again, the colorful laser dots dancing about the spirit body in the beach bar, it really doesn't matter.
At the end, the memory of which has Disappeared, a force that allows the future. A female future. If Mati Diop makes the as a French woman of African origin, has a "Atlantique" as an update of Paul Gilroy's famous receding concept of the "black atlantic". The British historian mind including a TRANS-Atlantic cultural space, where the ideas cross over. A Space Of Possibility.
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Created: 01.11.2019, 15:54 PM