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'I Lost My Body' Finds A Home At Netflix

Netflix has, in recent years, established itself as one of the leading supporters of animation. The streaming giant has put serious money into the industry, both in commissioning in-house animation productions and through acquisitions. It has found success with animation both for family audiences and for adults.

Firmly falling into the latter category is the 2019 Cannes hit I Lost My Body. Jeremy Clapin's CG animated feature (aka J'ai Perdu Mon Corpse)  was the winner of the best film award at the International Critics Award. It tells the unconventional tale of a disembodied hand escaping from and lab and attempting to locate the rest of its body. Chapin's debut feature is co-written with Guillaume Laurant, whose credits include the Jean-Pierre Jeunet films Amelie and A Very Long Engagement. It features the voices of Hakim Faris, Victoire Du Bois and Patrick d’Assumçao and is produced by Xilam Animation.

Following a warm reception at the prestigious French festival, the film has been picked up by Netflix. The streamer has the rights internationally excluding France, Benelux, Turkey and China.

No release date has been announced yet, but the film will screen next at the Annecy International Film Festival next month, before receiving a French release in November.