2020 Edition



Section: Long Narrative

Country: France, Senegal, Belgium

Production Year: 2019

Duration: 104 minutes

Director: Mati Diop

Screenplay: Mati Diop, Olivier Demangel

Cinematography: Claire Mathon

Editor: Aël Dallier Vega

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 the hope of a better future. A fire ruins Ada’s wedding and a mysterious fever starts to spread. Little does Ada know that Souleiman has returned.