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Netflix acquires Cannes Film Fest award winners “Atlantics” and “I Lost My Body”
Netflix has acquired worldwide rights (excluding China, Benelux, Switzerland, Russia, France) to Mati Diop’s Atlantics, which just won the Grand Prix at the Cannes Film Festival. Additionally I Lost My Body (J’ai perdu mon corps)--named the best film of the independent International Critics’ Week section at the 2019 Cannes Fest and awarded the Nespresso Grand Prize in the section--was bought by Netflix, which gains worldwide rights (excluding China, Benelux, Turkey, France). I Lost My Body was directed by Jérémy Clapin.
Atlantics takes us along the Atlantic coast where 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.
In I Lost My Body, 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.
Xilam Animation produced I Lost My Body.