Atlantics is a 2019 Drama romance film directed by Mati Diop. The protagonist of Atlantics is about 17 year-old girl , Ada. Ada is often tormented between her lover, Souleiman and her soon-to-be husband. Until one day, when Souleiman and few other men disappeared at sea. From there, Atlantics begins to get strange, as it turns out– Souleiman, who went missing at sea, is still in town and alive. Ada starts to become even more conflicted when hearing the news, and not to sure how to process this information.
While viewing Atlantics, I will admit that I was often confuse. What made viewing this film even worse was that it premiered at 8 pm. It may have been a bit of my fault on my part, as I was tired. However, I was left with many questions on what I had witness on screen. The questions would be what was going on with the side characters and their arc, what is going on with Souleiman and Ada and the ending.
To sum up, I was very disappointed.
On the bright side, I will say it is a good thing that recently Netflix was given permission to have access to stream Atlantics. It will give me the chance to notice new details about the film, that I did not see my first viewing. I may even change my opinion and realize I to like the film. For now, I would rate the film a 3 out of 5.