‘Atlantics’ Director Mati Diop Says “It’s Sad & Still Hard To Believe” She’s The First Black Woman In Competition— Cannes Ones To Watch

French-Senegalese filmmaker and actress Mati Diop has been considered a talent to watch ever since she made her on-screen debut in Claire Denis’ 35 Shots of Rum. She has starred in movies including Antonio Campos’ Simon Killer and directed prize-winnin…

French-Senegalese filmmaker and actress Mati Diop has been considered a talent to watch ever since she made her on-screen debut in Claire Denis’ 35 Shots of Rum. She has starred in movies including Antonio Campos’ Simon Killer and directed prize-winning shorts and thoughtful documentaries, including 2013’s A Thousand Suns. Diop’s Cannes Competition entry Atlantics, her narrative […]