Counting down our favourite feature-length releases from the past 12 months.
Mati Diop announces herself as a major new talent with this Gothic-tinged romantic mystery.
With her eerie debut feature Atlantics, the actor-turned-director has delivered one of the year’s finest films.
By Rose Dymock
The eponymous ocean is an ever-present force in Mati Diop’s Senegal-set coming-of-ager.
The French-Senegalese auteur won big at Cannes for her striking debut feature.
Mati Diop’s accomplished first feature blends social commentary and magical realism in present-day Dakar.
By Sarah Jilani
These rising stars are paying homage to their cinematic heritage while breaking exciting new ground.