Netflix’s French Director Maïwenn’s Drama ‘DNA’: Stream it or skip it?

  • POSTED ON: December 16, 2020

Netflix has got its hands on another French film 'DNA', and this time its Maiwenn’s sixth directorial venture that was not only selected for Cannes 2020 but it also premiered at the Deauville American Film Festival.

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It has also gained rights of the English-language in North America, UK, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, and Middle East.

In this movie, Maïwenn is also starring as Neige, who is a divorcee and a mother of three. She reestablished a close connection with her Algerian grandfather and now visits him regularly at the nursing home he stays at. She, like many other people of her generation, has a strained relationship with her family.

However, she maintains a cordial bond with her ex, Francois, played by Louis Garrel. You may remember the actor from Little Women. You’ll also find Fanny Ardant who essays the role of her mother. In addition, there is Dylan Robert who will be seen playing the role of Neige’s eldest son.

Maïwenn wrote this movie with Mathieu Demy. The production houses attached to this movie are Why Not Productions and Arte France Cinema. Furthermore, Melissa Malinbaum and Martine Cassinelli got on board as executive producers. 

Maiwenn found international success as a breakthrough actress in 1997 when she was seen portraying the supporting role in Luc Besson’s The Fifth Element. She played the alien Diva Bazina. However, she debuted in 2006 as a director, and ever since, she’s found a great reputation in France.

In 2011, she won the Jury Prize in Cannes for her crime drama Polisse, and in 2015, another one of her movies “Mon Roi” premiered at the reputed platform. In fact, DNA was also picked up as Cannes Official Selection this year, but due to the pandemic, the ceremony was canceled and the film eventually premiered at the American Film Festival in Deauville. And that’s not it – it later featured at the San Sebastian and Zurich film festivals.

Le Pacte decided to release DNA in the local cinemas of France on October 28. And now the latest update reveals that the movie will be receiving a worldwide release through Netflix.

This is a big one for Netflix, if you think about it from the business point of view. Last year, Netflix had snatched MatiDiop’s Atlantics after its huge Cannes premiere. In addition, the controversial Cuties also featured on Netflix.

If you’re a lover of international cinema, you should take interest in this movie. DNA may come across as a regular family drama, but we’re sure that it’s much more than that.

Hence, if you’re wondering whether you should stream it or skip it, we must tell you to go with the former if you are interested in French Aerialist.

Thus, if you were anticipating the release of Maiwenn’s drama DNA, your prayers are being answered. French director Maïwenn has earned a reputable status in the world of cinema, and we’re sure that her French film DNA will win your hearts. Thus, keep your calendars clear for the release of this Netflix’s French Director Maiwenn’s drama.

Also, don't forget to check out the other trending hits on Netflix including latest K-drama 'Run on', Sweet Home and Tiny Pretty Things!

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Updated December 16, 2020
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