Mati Diop (Senegal / France) is an actress and filmmaker. She joined The Pavillon laboratory at Palais de Tokyo (2006) and studied at the National Studio of Contemporary Arts Le Fresnoy (2007). She starred in Claire Denis’ 35 Rhums (2008). As a film director, Diop’s work has been featured at the International Film Festival Rotterdam (2009) Media City Film Festival (2010), BFI London Film Festival (2012), MoMI (2013), Viennale, and FICValdivia. Her short and medium-length films Atlantiques (2009) and Mille Soleils (2013) screened at MoMA in 2014. Diop was a 2014–15 Radcliffe-Harvard Film Study Center Fellow where she wrote the script for her first feature film Fire, Next Time. Diop later changed the title to Atlantics (2019), and was selected to premiere as the first black female director in competition at Cannes. The film, a fictional adaptation of her documentary short Atlantiques, won the festival’s Grand Prix (2019). Mati’s short film In My Room (2020), written and directed during COVID-19 confinement, made its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival.
MATI DIOP'S ATLANTIQUES
ONLINE SCREENING DATES: December 2 – December 23, 2020
FILMS IN THIS PROGRAM: Atlantiques, 16 min, 2009
Curated by Oona Mosna