Netflix has scooped up worldwide rights to Jérémy Clapin’s I Lost My Body (J’ai perdu mon corps), capping off a big week for the film in which it also won the top prize at Cannes Critics’ Week.
Netflix’s worldwide rights deal includes all territories except for China, Benelux, Turkey, and France. The deal was brokered by Charades on behalf of producer Xilam Animation.
Clapin’s film about a severed hand on a quest to return to its body received raves in its Cannes debut, and has been hailed for its visual poetry and existential themes. The film marks Clapin’s feature directorial debut, though he was already highly regarded as a short filmmaker whose projects (Backbone Tale, Skhizein, Palmipedarium) have a distinctive style and unique voice.