Senegalese filmmaker, Mati Diop becomes the first black woman to be selected as a contender at the 2019 Cannes festival

The kick off of the 72nd Cannes Film Festival started this week, where the premier of films on an international level.

Senegalese-French filmmaker and the first black woman to be selected in the Competition program Mati Diop has revealed the clips of her film premiering at Cannes, Atlantiques, Varietyreports.


The film tells the story of a young woman from Dakar whose lover has mysteriously disappeared. Believed to be dead, he returns to the Senegalese village.”

A report from Okay Africa states: The first clip shows the young woman with her lover by the beach, where he professes his love for her. In the second clip, you’ll see the young woman with her friend wrap their minds behind the possibility of his return.

“Cannes Film Festival is currently underway in the South of France. This year’s lineup is notable for featuring a record number of female filmmakers. Fifteen of the movies in Cannes’ official selection and four competition titles were directed by women.” Variety reports

By Ziyanda Yono

Original Source: Variety