Magazine article Screen International

Netflix Reveals Cannes Haul Including Hits 'Divines', 'Aquarius'

Magazine article Screen International

Netflix Reveals Cannes Haul Including Hits 'Divines', 'Aquarius'

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SVOD goliath Netflix has picked up worldwide rights to Houda Benyamina's well-received French thriller Divines [pictured].

Described by Screen's critic as a "tough, feisty disaffected youth drama", the film stars Oulaya Amamra as a young woman who descends into a life of crime. It marks the first feature from French director Houda Benyamina and was produced by Marc-BenoÎt Créancier.

Divines will debut on Netflix worldwide in 2017, excluding France where it won't appear until 2019 due to the territory's windowing rules.

The film premiered in Cannes Directors' Fortnight - winning the Camera d'Or for best directorial debut - and is amongst a host of acquisitions that Netflix has revealed following the festival.

Also on the list is Kleber Mendonca Filho's competition title Aquarius, which Netflix has taken for the UK, North America, Asia, Australia and New Zealand, and Latin America excluding Brazil, with deals in the works for further territories. …

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