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LONG Métrage | 2019
Titre original : Prochaine fois, le Feu (La) / Fire Next Time [Working Title]
Date de sortie en France : 02/10/2019
Pays concerné : Sénégal
Durée : 104 minutes
Genre : drame
Type : fiction


Dans une banlieue populaire de Dakar, les ouvriers du chantier d’une tour futuriste, sans salaire depuis des mois, décident de quitter le pays par l’océan pour un avenir meilleur.
Parmi eux se trouve Souleiman, l’amant d’Ada, promise à un autre.
Quelques jours après le départ des garçons, un incendie dévaste la fête de mariage de la jeune femme et de mystérieuses fièvres s’emparent des filles du quartier.
Ada est loin de se douter que Souleiman est revenu…

ATLANTIQUE raconte l’histoire d’Ada, une jeune coiffeuse de 16 ans vivant à Dakar, fumant la vie par les deux bouts (alcool, drogues et tout qui peut être gratuit). Elle est perturbée par la disparition de son amoureux, Souleimane. Il avait pris une pirogue avec d’autres jeunes pour un ailleurs supposé meilleur ; son corps n’a pas été retrouvé après le naufrage. Pendant ce temps la famille d’Ada se prépare à la donner en mariage à un homme bien plus âgé et fortuné. Ada rencontre une femme étrange femme âgée qui la confronte à elle-même.

Un film de Mati DIOP

Sénégal / France / Belgique, 2019, Fiction, 1h44′ · Couleurs / drame /

avec Mame Bineta Sané, Mbow et Ibrahima Traoré

Premier Long métrage

Durée : 104 minutes
Format Image : 1.66
Format Son : 5.1
Langue : Wolof
Sous-titres : Français
Année de production : 2019

Réalisatrice : Mati Diop
Scénario : Mati DIOP et Olivier DEMANGEL
Image : Claire MATHON
Scripte : Christelle MEAUX
Montage : Ael DALLIER VEGA
Compositrice : Fatima AL QADIRI
Son : Benoît DE CLERCK
Décors : Toma BAQUENI et Oumar SALL
Costumes : Rachèle RAOULT et Salimata NDIAYE

Producteur exécutif : Oumar SALL
Directeurs de production : Pascal METGE et Oumar SALL
Assistants réalisateurs : Vincent PRADES et Fatou TOURÉ
Conseiller artistique : Fabacary Assymby COLY
Directrice de casting : Bahijja EL AMRANI
Attachée de presse : Monica Donati

Réalisatrice – Mati DIOP
Scénario / Dialogues – Mati DIOP
Scénario / Dialogues – Olivier DEMANGEL
Images – Claire MATHON
Décors – Toma BAQUENI
Décors – Oumar SALL
Musique – Fatima AL QADIRI
Montage – Aël DALLIER VEGA
Son – Benoit DE CLERCK
Son – Emmanuel DE BOISSIEU
Costumes – Rachèle RAOULT
Costumes – Salimata NDIAYE

Ada : Mame Bineta « Mama » SANÉ
Issa : Amadou MBOW
Souleiman : Ibrahima TRAORÉ
Dior : Nicole SOUGOU
Fanta : Aminata KANE
Mariama : Mariama GASSAMA
Thérèse : Coumba DIENG
Moustapha : Ibrahima MBAYE
Mr Ndiaye : Diankou SEMBÉNE
Omar : Babacar SYLLA
Cheikh : Abdou BALDÉ

Pays de tournage : Sénégal
Budget : 1’350’000 Euro
Financement acquis (juillet 2012, Locarno FilmFestival) : 100’000 Euro

Production : Les Films du Bal – Cinekap – FraKas – Arte France Cinéma- Canal Plus international

Production déléguée: LES FILMS DU BAL
Co-production sénégalaise : CINEKAP
Co-production belge : FRAKAS PRODUCTIONS

Aide à la production (FOPICA, Sénégal) : 50 millions FCFA (76 224 EUR)
Aide à la production (OIF, sept 2017) : 40 000 €

Ventes internationales : MK2 FILMS, Paris
Distributeur France : AD VITAM, Paris



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Presse française
MONICA DONATI – T: 33 (0)1 43 07 55 22 – – Monica DONATI – [email protected]

Presse internationale
CINETIC MARKETING – – Ryan WERNER – [email protected]

Ventes à l’étranger

Sortie nationale (France) : 02 octobre 2019

2019 | 72ème Festival de Cannes 2019
* Compétition officielle
* Première Mondiale
* Grand Prix 2019

2012 | 65ème Festival International de Cinéma de Locarno 2012 | Suisse | 01> 11/08/2012
* Sélection – Open Doors Lab
* Grant Open Doors for development (15.000 CHF)
* Grant CNC (Centre National du cinéma et de l’image animée) : 7.000 Euros


FIRE NEXT TIME tells the story of Adel, a young 16-year old woman from Dakar, whose fast-paced existence – a job as a beautician, going out with friends, drinking, drugs and consuming whatever’s going on the free market – is totally upset by the sudden disappearance of her lover, Souleimane.
Soon her boyfriend is counted as missing, believed dead, especially when the bodies of some of his friends are washed up on a Dakar beach. The youngsters must have gone to sea in one of the many boats that leave the Senegal shores in search of a better life elsewhere.
Souleimane’s body, however, is not found.
Wildly hoping, Adel is getting out of control.
Her family, part of Dakar’s devout Muslim middle class, secretly intends to marry the young woman to an old man of some standing, so as to limit the damage from Adel’s out-of-line behavior in town.
Her father decides to send her to stay with her sister in their village – on the coast, south of Dakar – to let things quiet down while the marriage preparations begin.
For the villagers, who enjoy the bounty of aid sent home by the city-dwellers of their clan, this is an unexpected opportunity to benefit unlooked for opportunity to benefit from the generosity that surrounds a wedding.
For Adel, it might as well be the end of the world. Not knowing her family’s plans, she is aware only of punishment, memories and the possible specter of the man she loved.
A chance encounter with a strange old woman who lives on the margins of the tiny community brings Adel face-to-face with new possibilities. The elder woman readies the younger to confront her life and sublimate her solitude.
A series of odd and fantastical events waken Adel to a new dimension of herself. The In parallel, relationship between the two women is not viewed favorably by the village, however, and the atmosphere in the village grows tense. Adel feels there is a conspiracy against her. And against the old woman, too, whose liberating words are disapproved of.
On the day set for the wedding, a convoy of cars arrives from Dakar. Adel runs away, heading for the ocean as fast as her legs will carry her.
We finally find her stretched out on the shore of Dakar. She is alone. A new day dawns above the ocean horizon and the vast city.
Perhaps Adel is at last free to invent a new existence for herself.

A film by Mati DIOP

Senegal / France / Belgium, 2019, Fiction, 1h44′ · Color / drama /

starring Mame Bineta Sané, Amadou Mbow, Ibrahima Traoré

First Feature

Director »s note
This is the legend of the bird that rises from the ashes. Here, the phoenix is a young woman. After devoting a short film to the men who leave by sea, my current interest is in the women who stay behind, the ones who wait for a brother, a lover, a son to come back.
Fire Next Time is a gothic tale of contemporary Africa, telling the story of a latter day Penelope in Dakar. This one She cannot while away her time in luxuriant bowers, however, as she awaits his return. She has to escape from a grim destiny and save her life.She has to save her skin, escape from a dark destiny not chosen of her own free will. At the end of this journey of initiation, the adolescent woman finds her lost treasure. Freedom.

Mati Diop

Based on
original screenplay

Ada : Mame Bineta « Mama » SANÉ
Issa : Amadou MBOW
Souleiman : Ibrahima TRAORÉ
Dior : Nicole SOUGOU
Fanta : Aminata KANE
Mariama : Mariama GASSAMA
Thérèse : Coumba DIENG
Moustapha : Ibrahima MBAYE
Mr Ndiaye : Diankou SEMBÉNE
Omar : Babacar SYLLA
Cheikh : Abdou BALDÉ

Shooting location: Senegal

1’350’000 Euro

Executive Production: LES FILMS DU BAL
Senegalese Co-production: CINEKAP
Belgian Co-production: FRAKAS PRODUCTIONS

with the support of FOPICA (Sénégal, 50 millions FCFA / 76 224 EUR), and La Francophonie (OIF, Paris, sept 2017: 40 000 €)

World Sales: MK2 FILMS, Paris
French Distributor: AD VITAM, Paris

Production Company »s Profile
Judith Lou Lévy set up Les Films du Bal in Paris in January 2011. The company produces and co-produces short and full-length films. Its ambition is to work with filmmaking talent and creativity for French, but also European and international audiences. Fire Next Time is the first full-length feature from Les Films du Bal.

Filmography (Les Films du Bal)
Fire Next Time, Mati Diop (full-length feature)
Fort Buchanan, Benjamin Crotty (short feature, 2012)

2019 | Cannes Film Festival 2019, France
* Official Competition



Regia: Mati Diop

Senegal / Francia / Belgio, 2019, Finzione, 1h44′ · Colore / drama /

CINEKAP (Senegal)

Aiuto alla produzione
FOPICA (Senegal, 2016: 50 millions FCFA / 76 224 EUR)
OIF ((Francia, sept 2017: 40 000 €)

Distribuzione (Francia): AD VITAM, Paris


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