Mati Diop
The 20-minute film is part of MUBI's ongoing series commissioned by Miu Miu, titled Women's Tales.
The supernatural twist in the French-Senegalese Netflix drama can be read as a queering of traditional mythology.
The biracial daughter of a Senegalese father and French mother, raised in France, Diop has found her voice in Africa.
Senegal's submission for Best International Feature Film Oscar consideration was already a hit out of Cannes, where filmmaker Mati Diop made history.
In May, Diop became the first black female director to screen a film in competition at Cannes, where she went on to win the Grand Prix.
Cannes has a reputation as a zombified event, but this year's horror-driven fest achieved new relevance by bringing the dead back to life.
Diop's impressive debut is absorbing, otherworldly vision of an alienated seaside life in Dakar.
Diop has been a festival favorite for years, but her Cannes slot raises her profile in a major way.
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