Atlantic tells the story of Fettah’s search for discovery and renewal during one fateful summer, as tourists from Europe and the US flock to Fettah’s village to ride the perfect waves and enjoy the tranquil local vibe. When a repeat visitor arrives with a beautiful new companion (Thekla Reuten), Fettah senses an undeniable connection between himself and the stunning stranger — she’s a woman he cannot help but long for. When she leaves, Fettah is compelled to undertake a quixotic solo voyage from Morocco to Europe over 300 kilometres of ocean, with only his sail and surfboard to carry him. What awaits him on that distant shore is uncertain, but he is determined to follow the dictates of his heart.
Followed by a Q&A. Screening supported by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in London. Tickets available from the Hackney Picturehouse website here.