Director: Mati Diop

Writer(s): Mati Diop, Olivier Demangel

Starring: Ibrahima Mbaye, Abdou Balde, Aminata Kane, Mbow, Mame Bineta Sane, Diankou Sembene, Nicole Sougou, Babacar Sylla, Traore

Synopsis: Along the Atlantic coast, a soon-to-be-inaugurated futuristic tower looms over a suburb of Dakar. Ada, 17, is in love with Souleiman, a young construction worker. But she has been promised to another man. One night, Souleiman and his co-workers leave the country by sea, in hope of a better future. Several days later, a fire ruins Ada’s wedding and a mysterious fever starts to spread. Little does Ada know that Souleiman has returned. READ REVIEW

Release Date: May 16, 2019 (France) | Length: 104 min | Genre: Drama, Romance | MPAA Rating: Unknown

Note: Also known as “Atlantique” and “Fire Next Time”. Premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in 2019. There is a footballer with the name Ibrahima Mbaye but I am convinced he is a different person than the actor in this film. I need to see the film to better identify people. Based on Diop’s 2009 short film, Atlantique.


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