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.
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.
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
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
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