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France, Senegal, Belgium, 2019, 140mins, Cert.12A
Showtimes and location

Film description

Winner of the Cannes Grand Prix, this striking debut feature by Mati Diop takes place in Dakar, Senegal, where workers on a vast newly-constructed tower block gaze out over the impassive ocean. One of the labourers, Souleiman, is among those who have not been paid for months, and who consequently leaves by boat seeking prospects overseas. His secret girlfriend is Ada, who cannot mourn Souleiman’s disappearance because she is engaged to another man. Ada regroups with her girlfriends and events take mournful, then supernatural turns. The air is thick with spectres in this unique highlight of Sub-Saharan cinema.

Showing as part of Leeds International Film Festival

With over 300 screenings held across 16 days, one of the UK's biggest film festivals returns for its 33rd year!
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Showing at

Hyde Park Picture House

Venue details


73 Brudenell Road, Leeds LS6 1JD, UK
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Access info

The Picture House has two small steps at the main entrance. Step-free access to the auditorium and foyer is possible via a side entrance. Unfortunately none of the Picture House's toilets are accessible and both via a flight of stairs. The cinema has three wheelchair spaces – to reserve one of these, please select the 'wheelchair space' ticket during checkout.

Refreshment info

The Picture House offers a range of hot and cold drinks, including beers and wines, alongside popcorn, sweets, ice creams (Northern Bloc) and vegan cakes (That Old Chestnut).


All scheduled screenings have now passed.