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The best film in December 2019—Atlantics and Ordinary Love

Plus a new documentary on former First Lady Imelda Marcos

By Wendy Ide   December 2019

Atlantics, Released on 29th November

This odd blend of social commentary and supernatural mysticism, which marks the feature debut of French-Senegalese actress-turned-director Mati Diop, is one of the most distinctive and original films of the year. A major prize winner in Cannes, where Diop was the first black female director to gain a slot in the main competition, the film approaches familiar themes—migration, gentrification, gender politics—in an unsettlingly original way.

Ordinary Love, Released on 6th December

Leslie Manville and Liam Neeson are Joan and Tom, a…

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