Atlantics and supernatural love

Heartless, irrational, unstoppable - zombies and the sea are natural soul(less) mates and Mati Diop's debut film pairs them beautifully. Atlantics, which took home the first feature award at this year's London Film Festival, is a love story between a Senegalese woman and her departed lover. It hits the high water mark for stories of supernatural love.


Anna, Hen and Pete talk about what makes a ghoulish love story glimmer, how the sea shines as a metaphor on film and why love stories in which one person is dead are the most beautiful and tragic of all.


!WARNING: Contains spoliers for Atlantics!


The Bigger Picture, presented by the BFI, is ...


BFI Digital editor Henry Barnes


Anna Bogutskaya


and producer Peter Sale.


 

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