By Mónica Delgado
Atlantique’s title makes sense with a turn of the screw, a surprise effect that takes the film out of the love drama to render it as a fantastic one. The sea acquires an oneiric dimension and becomes an element of transit between worlds, of the living and the dead. A young woman if forced to marry someone she doesn’t love, and at the same time, keeps the secret of a love affair. Suddenly, the lover disappears with all the men of the community of Ada’s (Ibrahima Mbaye) friends, in an illegal ship of Senegal, in course to Spain, and after that incident, an ambiance of sad women who just lost their couples sets in.