Capital Celluloid 2019 - Day 277: Fri Oct 4

Atlantics (Diop, 2019): Vue West End, Leicester Sq, 6pm

63rd LONDON FILM FESTIVAL (2nd-13th October 2019) DAY 3
Every day (from October 2nd to October 13th) I will be selecting the London Film Festival choices you have a chance to get tickets for and the movies you are unlikely to see in London very soon unless you go to see them at the Festival. Here is the LFF's main website for the general information you need. Don't worry if some of the recommended films are sold out by the time you read this as there are always some tickets on offer which go on sale 30 minutes before each screening. Here is all the information you need about the best way to get tickets.

This film, the Grand Prix winner at Cannes, will also be shown on October 8th at the Cine Lumiere (at 8.40pm) and at BFI Southbank on October 7th (at 12.10pm). You can find the full details here.

London Film Festival introduction:
Ada and Souleiman are in love. But Souleiman is tired of labouring without pay on the gleaming towers of Dakar. He sets out across the sea with friends, leaving Ada to face impending marriage to another man. But as the women gather in the bar where the men used to drink, it seems that something has returned after all. Employing mystical symbolism and an evocative synth score by Fatima Al Qadiri, the film flows from social drama into supernatural waters and makes lyrical use of the figure of the djinn to process a harrowing reality. Mati Diop, known to many for her acting collaborations with Claire Denis, follows a string of fascinating short films with this bold feature debut that not only poses, but answers, the question: to whom does the future belong?

Kate Taylor

Here (and above) is an extract from the film.

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