This internationally co-produced supernatural romantic drama is Mati Diop’s feature directorial debut. Diop made history when the film premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in 2019, becoming the first black woman to direct a film featured in competition – winning the Grand Prix. The film centers around a young woman, Ada, and her partner, Souleiman, who are struggling with employment, class, migration, crime, family struggles, and ghosts.
The 2020 Castleton International Film Festival highlights the work of women directors in honor of Women’s History Month. These events are free and open to the public.