— OST by Fatima Al Qadiri
2. Butterfly Metamorphosis
3. Fire Salamander
4. Lynx Cubs
6. Piatra Ridge
7. Lynx In Winter
Selected for Official Competition at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival, Mati Diop's long-awaited feature debut is a story about a soon-to-be-inaugurated futuristic tower looms over a suburb of Dakar, along the Atlantic coast. 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.
Mati Diop, niece of the late, great Senegalese cinema pioneer Djibril Diop Mambéty — director of African cinema classics “Touki Bouki” and “Hyènes” — makes her feature film directorial debut with Atlantics.
"She is the first black woman with a film in the 72-year-old festival’s Competition section, and stands to be one of the biggest breakouts at Cannes this year." - Indiewire
"In her past solo and collaborative work, the Senegal-born, Kuwait-raised and Berlin-based artist has shown a great inquisitiveness about perceptions and diversity." - The Irish Times
ABOUT THE SOUNDTRACK
about THE COMPOSER
Fatima Al Qadiri is a Kuwaiti music producer and artist. She has released music as a solo artist on Hyperdub, Tri Angle, UNO NYC and Fade to Mind, and as a member of the group Future Brown on Warp. Al Qadiri is also a member of the Gulf-based collective GCC, whose work has been exhibited at MoMA PS1, Fridericianum, Berlin Bienniale and Sharjah Art Foundation. Her writing has appeared in Bidoun, Frieze and DIS.