Netflix has acquired two winners from the 2019 Cannes Film Festival – an event for streaming streaming that had previously declared it would not air any of its films in Cannes. The company has signed international rights to the Grand Prix winner Atlantics and the animated film In Lost My Body who won the Cannes Critics Week Award. Netflix has not announced when the movies come to the platform.
Atlantics is directed by French filmmaker Mati Diop and tells a love story in Dakar. The movie is not just Diop's direct debut, but marks the first time a black woman's director has competed for Cannes' prestigious Palme d. South Korean director Bong Joon-ho, who directed Netflix's Okja won this year's award. Diop has won awards for his short films and besides managing has also acted as an actor.
The animated movie In Lost My Body follows a split hand as it tries to get back to its body. It is feature film debut for director Jérémy Clapin, who has previously made short films and worked with advertising.
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