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Netflix nabs rights to Cannes award-winning film 'Divines'

The streaming service has also snapped up the rights to stream Brazilian and Danish movies that were shown at the high-profile film festival.

New movies are headed to your Netflix account, courtesy of a shopping spree that's seen the streaming service buy the rights to a slew of new films, including Cannes award-winner "Divines."

Director Houda Benyamina took home the the coveted Caméra d'Or award at this year's Cannes film festival for "Divines", a French drama about tough teen Dounia (Oulaya Amamra), who gets sucked into the world of drug dealers in a Paris ghetto. "Divines" will pop up on Netflix around the globe later this year, apart from in France, where it won't be available until 2019.

"Thanks to Netflix, Divines will cross borders and the world will be able to enjoy this universal story of love and friendship," director Benyamina said in a statement. "I am very happy with the collaboration with Netflix."

Other Netflix Cannes acquisitions include Brazilian drama "Aquarius", Danish drama "The Day will Come", Lebanese "Very Big Shot", French films "Mercenary" and "Journey to Greenland" and Indian thriller "Raman Raghev 2.0."