Destin Daniel Cretton’s JUST MERCY starring Michael B. Jordan will open the 28th Philadelphia Film Festival, with the outlandish mystery film, KNIVES OUT closing the festival.
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.
The 2019 Indie Memphis Film Festival features work from up-and-coming filmmakers, as well as festival hits with HARRIET, based on life of freedom fighter, Harriet Tubman, as opening night film.
The 32nd Virginia Film Festival will feature more than 150 films, including independent films along with hotly anticipated titles – Harriet, Just Mercy, Western Stars, Jojo Rabbit, Marriage Story, The Two Popes.
The Hamptons International Film Festival unveiled 2019 film lineup including spotlight films – THE AERONAUTS, HUMAN CAPITAL, THE REPORT, THE SONG OF NAMES, and concert documentary WESTERN STARS.
WAVES starring Emmy Award-winning actor Sterling K. Brown and Tony Award-winning actress Renée Elise Goldsberry, will close the 2019 Hamptons International Film Festival.
BFI London Film Festival 2019 Unveils Lineup of 229 Films – THE AERONAUTS, A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD
For 12 days from October 2 to 13, the 63rd BFI London Film Festival will showcase 229 feature films with 40% of all films directed or co-directed by women.
Films by Bertrand Bonello, Mati Diop, Takashi Miike to Compete for Zabaltegi-Tabakalera Award at 2019 San Sebastian Film Festival
Zabaltegi-Tabakalera, the most competitive section of the 2019 San Sebastian International Film Festival, will include 19 films, including the latest films from Bertrand Bonello, Mati Diop, Takashi Miike and Diao Yinan.
New York Film Festival 2019 to Premiere ‘American Trial: The Eric Garner Story’ + Shorts and Special Events Lineup
The 57th New York Film Festival taking place September 27 to October 13, 2019 revealed the complete lineup for the Special Events, Shorts, and Talks sections.
Director Mati Diop has received the honor of being the inaugural recipient of the Mary Pickford Award to be presented at the TIFF Tribute Gala at the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival.
Toronto International Film Festival Rolls Out 2019 Contemporary World Cinema Lineup of Films from 48 Countries
The Toronto International Film Festival features a rich slate of films from 48 countries in the lineup for its 2019 Contemporary World Cinema.
This year’s Main Slate of the 57th New York Film Festival, September 27 – October 13, showcases 29 films from 17 different countries.
That was fast. Netflix has acquired Cannes Grand Prix Winner Atlantics directed by Mati Diop and Cannes Critics’ Week Award Winner, the animated film, I Lost My Body directed by Jérémy Clapin.
The South Korean film Parasite directed by Bong Joon-Ho won the Palme d’Or at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival.
2019 Cannes Film Festival Unveils Official Selection, with Films by Pedro Almodóvar, Xavier Dolan, Terrence Malic
The Official Selection of the 72nd Cannes Film Festival was unveiled this morning and includes new releases from Pedro Almodóvar, Xavier Dolan, Ken Loach, and Terrence Malick.