“As aesthetically beautiful as it is a visionary social commentary.” - Kathleen Anaza, Shadow and Act
“Will haunt you with a chilling paranormal reframing of a global crisis that is completely disarming and yet still enchanting.” - Beth Webb, Sight & Sound
February 21 at 6pm | ATLANTIQUE completely reinvents “ghost” and “haunting” tropes by populating its world of living and undead with migrants: those who go, and those who stay. Souleiman, Ada’s departed lover, finds a novel way to disrupt her impending nuptials with fiancé Omar: bodily possession. Setting her first feature in the atmospheric beachfront suburbs of Dakar, Diop produces a dazed mood, as if all characters are in slow motion - the after-effect of migration on communities that bleed talent and bodies everywhere. Winner of the Cannes Grand Prix, among many other awards.
Awards & Nominations
Winner - Grand Prize of the Jury, Cannes Film Festival
Nominee - Golden Camera, Cannes Film Festival
Nominee - Palme d'Or, Cannes Film Festival
Winner - Best First Feature, Indiewire Critics' Poll
Gore Capitalism Lecture Series: Professor Daniel R. Quiles presents Gore Capitalism, a lecture series centered on the everyday “horror” we are living through and how the individual gets caught in uneven wars between classes, races, genders, sexual orientations, healthy and sick, states and citizens. Presented in collaboration with the School of the Art Institute of Chicago’s Art History, Theory and Criticism, and Film, Video, New Media, and Animation departments. View full series here.
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