“A recent screening of Atlantique (aka Atlantics) was really good. So well captured. All the amateur actors were earthy and real. Not only was it about the desperation of boat refugees trying to get to Spain from impoverished Senegal, but woven together with a throughly believable story of true love. After the screening I spoke briefly with the delightful director/ ex-actress Mati Diop, and we talked about how hard it is to find real obstacles in telling love stories in the 21st century. This is a definite international feature Oscar nom. It will be hard to beat the current popular tidal wave of Parasite and Pain and Glory, agreed, but this is a seriously worthy contender.”