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French cinema faces a historic turning point


DECRYPTION - The dark rooms reopened at the start of summer, but remain uncrowded. Their help could well come from the platforms.

In Deauville, at the cinema operators' congress, all the participants proclaim their love of dark rooms, but the storm is approaching.

After three months of closure, the theaters reopened in mid June but attendance remains very low.

The French are cautious and above all, there are no American blockbusters to attract the public.

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If it continues, this absence could have very important consequences.

Each year, France registers around 200 million cinema admissions, half of which are for American films.

“French cinema will live through complicated years.

Because if the Americans withdraw their films from theaters, the entire cinema financing model will have to be renewed, ”

explains Sidonie Dumas, Managing Director of Gaumont.

But she adds that "

cinema, even in complex moments, has always known how to adapt"


Adapting is precisely the current mission of the National Center for Cinema and Animated Image (CNC).

If for 2020, the State has

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Source: lefigaro

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