• Netflix Acquires International Rights to Two Cannes Film Festival Winners

    21 days ago - By Hypebeast

    Netflix has acquired two winners from the 2019 Cannes Film Festival - a turn of events for the streaming giant which had previously declared it would not air any of its movies at Cannes. The company has signed international rights for the Grand Prix winner Atlantics as well as the animated film I Lost My Body , which won the Cannes Critics' Week Award. Netflix has not announced when the films will arrive on the platform.
    Atlantics is directed by French filmmaker Mati Diop and tells a love story set in Dakar. The film not only is Diop's directorial debut, but marks the first time a black...
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  • Netflix, Shmetflix: At Cannes 2019, the Movies Needed Every Inch of the Big Screen

    Netflix, Shmetflix: At Cannes 2019, the Movies Needed Every Inch of the Big Screen

    21 days ago - By Variety

    In the May 24 edition of The New York Times, there was a column by Timothy Egan, entitled “The Comeback of the Century: Why the Book Endures, Even in an Era of Disposable Digital Culture,” that celebrated those things that come between two hard covers as a larger phenomenon than mere nostalgia. The column keyed...
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