Saturday, August 8, 2020
Home Movies Netflix Acquires Cannes Films Atlantics and I Lost My Body

Netflix Acquires Cannes Films Atlantics and I Lost My Body

-

Netflix has acquired the rights to Cannes Film Festival award winners Atlantics and I Lost My Body, the streaming service announced today.

The worldwide rights for Mati Diop’s award-winning Atlantics excludes China, Benelux, Switzerland, Russia, and France). The film premiered at the Cannes Film Festival, where it was awarded the Grand Prix.

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.

The cast includes Mama Sané, Amadou Mbow, Ibrahima Traoré, Nicole Sougou, Amina Kane, Mariama Gassama, Coumba Dieng, Ibrahima Mbaye, and Diankou Sembene.

Diop directed and wrote the script with Olivier Demangel. The executive producers are Les Films Du Bal, Judith Lou Lévy, and Eve Robin.

The worldwide rights to Jérémy Clapin’s I Lost My Body excludes China, Benelux, Turkey, and France). Produced by Marc du Pontavice, the movie 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, which consists of seven features and 10 short films.

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.

Clapin directed and co-wrote the script with Guillaume Laurant (Amelie, A Very Long Engagement). The cast includes Hakim Faris, Victoire Du Bois, and Patrick d’Assumçao.

Disclaimer: This post may contain affiliate links through which we earn a commission if you decide to make a purchase, at no cost to you. As an Amazon Associate, we earn from qualifying purchases.

Subscribe to Our Newsletter!

Receive all the latest news, offers and special announcements.

COMMENTS

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Mirko Parlevliethttp://VitalThrills.com
Mirko Parlevliet has been reporting on the entertainment industry since 1998 and founded VitalThrills.com to cover movie, TV, video game, music, and theme park news.

LATEST NEWS

Ava DuVernay and HBO Max to Create One Perfect Shot Series

HBO Max has given the green light a new docuseries celebrating iconic movie moments guided by Hollywood’s most exhilarating cinematic voices. One...

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Soundtrack Trailer Debuts

Ubisoft is celebrating the release of the main theme from the Assassin's Creed Valhalla soundtrack with a new version of its announcement...

The Third Day Trailer with Jude Law and Naomie Harris

HBO has released the official The Third Day trailer, which gives you a new look at the limited series premiering on Monday,...

Hulu Reveals Woke and No Man’s Land, Renews Love, Victor and More

Hulu today presented the company’s lineup of upcoming original programming, including semi-animated comedy series Woke, starring Lamorne Morris; No Man's Land, the...

AMC Announces the Cast of Animated Pantheon Series

AMC has announced the cast for its upcoming Pantheon series, a first-ever animated primetime drama. Pantheon is based on a collection of...

Soulmates Season 2 Given the Green Light Before Season 1 Debuts

AMC has given the green light to Soulmates Season 2 before the first season debuts on Sunday, October 5 at 10 p.m....