Netflix has acquired 'Les Affamés', an award-winning French-Canadian film written and directed by Robin Aubert.
Aubert is the man behind 'Saint Martyrs of the Damned' and 'Crying Out'. He's regarded as one of the leading lights in Québécois cinema.
'Les Affamés' is a horror story about mysterious goings-on in a remote village in upstate Quebec: locals' bodies are breaking down and they're turning against their loved ones. The film follows a handful of survivors as they venture into the woods in search of others like them.
"'Les Affamés' enraptured audiences in Canada and we're delighted to bring this unique Québécois voice to other countries around the world," said Scott Stuber, head of Netflix's film group. "From the US to Japan to France, millions of Netflix members will be able to streaming Robin Aubert's extraordinary thrill ride.
"This is another exciting example of the investment the company is making in Canadian culture and bringing its stories and artists to the world."
"I am so excited that viewers around the world will get the chance to watch 'Les Affamés'," said Aubert. "I'm also proud for the Netflix audience to experience its thrills and chills in its original Québécois version, my mother tongue, which is so rich and colourful, full of history and mystery, something that fully characterises my universe as a filmmaker."
The film will be available from 2nd March.