Netflix has acquired two winners from the Cannes Film Festival. “Atlantics” won the Grand Prix and “I Lost My Body” (pictured) which was named the best film of the independent International Critics’ Week section at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival and awarded the Nespresso Grand Prize in the section.
Netflix has acquired worldwide rights (excluding China, Benelux, Switzerland, Russia, France) to Mati Diop’s award winning Atlantics:
Along the Atlantic coast, a soon-to-be-inaugurated futuristic tower looms over a suburb of Dakar. Ada, 17, is in love with Souleiman, a young construction worker. But she has been promised to another man. One night, Souleiman and his co-workers leave the country by sea, in hopes of a better future. Several days later, a fire ruins Ada’s wedding and a mysterious fever starts to spread. Little does Ada know that Souleiman has returned.
I Lost My Body (J’ai Perdu Mon Corps)
Netflix has acquired worldwide rights (excluding China, Benelux, Turkey, France) to I Lost My Body (J’ai perdu mon corps):
A cut-off hand escapes from a dissection lab with one crucial goal: to get back to its body. As it scrambles through the pitfalls of Paris, it remembers its life with the young man it was once attached to… until they met Gabrielle.