Magazine article Screen International

Netflix Swoops on Cannes Award Winners 'Atlantics', 'I Lost My Body'

Magazine article Screen International

Netflix Swoops on Cannes Award Winners 'Atlantics', 'I Lost My Body'

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Both deals cover the world excluding France and several other territories.

Netflix made its presence felt on closing night in Cannes, swooping on most of the world on both Mati Diop’s Cannes Grand Prix winner Atlantics and Jérémy Clapin’s Critics’ Week winner I Lost My Body.

The streaming titan made a noise with the late pick-ups, despite its deliberate absence from Competition with its original films due to the strictures of French media chronology laws (it was highly unlikely Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman would even have been ready in time, although Babak Anvari’s Wounds screened in the parallel Directors’ Fortnight section).

Both deals were for the world excluding France, unsurprisingly, as well as China and Benelux. …

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