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The 30 best films of 2019

By Little White Lies

Counting down our favourite feature-length releases from the past 12 months.

Atlantics

By David Jenkins

Mati Diop announces herself as a major new talent with this Gothic-tinged romantic mystery.

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Mati Diop: ‘It’s a unique experience to have characters come out of you’

By David Jenkins

With her eerie debut feature Atlantics, the actor-turned-director has delivered one of the year’s finest films.

Atlantics and the transformative power of water

By Rose Dymock

The eponymous ocean is an ever-present force in Mati Diop’s Senegal-set coming-of-ager.

Mati Diop makes her Oscars bid with the first Atlantics trailer

By Charles Bramesco

The French-Senegalese auteur won big at Cannes for her striking debut feature.

Atlantique – first look review

By Hannah Woodhead

Mati Diop’s accomplished first feature blends social commentary and magical realism in present-day Dakar.

Six emerging African filmmakers you should know about

By Sarah Jilani

These rising stars are paying homage to their cinematic heritage while breaking exciting new ground.

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