Just Mercy starring Michael B. Jordan and Jamie Foxx won top film honors at the 51st NAACP Image Awards, receiving the award for Outstanding Motion Picture.
Atlantics: A Ghost Love Story (ATLANTIQUE) (2019)
NAME OF FILM: ATLANTICS: A GHOST LOVE STORY (ATLANTIQUE) (2019)
DIRECTOR(S): Mati Diop
STARRING: Abdou Balde, Aminata Kane, Ibrahima Mbaye
GENRE: Drama Film
SYNOPSIS: Building on the promise—and then some—of her acclaimed shorts, Mati Diop has fashioned an extraordinary drama that skirts the line between realism and fantasy, romance and horror, and which, in its crystalline empathy, humanity, and political outrage, confirms the arrival of a major talent. Set in Senegal, the birth country of her legendary director uncle, Djibril Diop Mambéty, the film initially follows the blossoming love between young construction worker Souleiman (Ibrahima Traoré), who’s being exploited by his rich boss, and Ada (Mama Sané), about to enter into an unwanted arranged marriage with a wealthier man. Souleiman and his fed-up coworkers soon disappear during an attempt to migrate to Spain in a pirogue, yet somehow his presence is still quite literally felt in Dakar. Transmuting a global crisis into a ghostly tale of possession, the gripping, hallucinatory Atlantics: A Ghost Love Story was the winner of the Grand Prix at this year’s Cannes Film Festival.
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The Academy announced shortlists for the 92nd Academy Awards in nine categories including Documentary Feature, International Feature Film, Documentary Short Subject, Animated Short Film, Live Action Short Film and Visual Effects.
The Chicago Film Critics Association announced the nominees for their top film honors of 2019. Nominees include Atlantics, Honey Boy, Hail Satan?, Transit and Uncut Gems.
PORTRAIT OF A LADY ON FIRE, MARRIAGE STORY, PARASITE Among Films Nominated for Phoenix Critics Circle 2019 Awards
Portrait of a Lady on Fire, Marriage Story, and Parasite are among the films nominated by the Phoenix Critics Circle for the best films of 2019 awards.
Parasite took the top spot among films released in 2019 in Film Comment’s annual end-of-year survey, and State Funeral received the top rankings for non-distributed films.
The 31st Palm Springs International Film Festival will screen 188 films from 81 countries, opening with An Almost Ordinary Summer, directed by Simone Godano.