The American online video giant Netflix announced on Thursday that it had become a patron of the French Cinémathèque, and contributed alongside it to the restoration of a piece of history of the 7th art,
by Abel Gance.
No financial amount was specified: "
the French Cinémathèque has committed to a confidentiality clause regarding the amounts received from its generous patrons and donors, to which Netflix is no exception,
" the director told AFP. of the communication of this institution of cinephilia, Jean-Christophe Mikhaïloff.
But symbolically, this support for the restoration of a monument of French cinematographic heritage is important for the multinational: Netflix, like the Cinémathèque, intends to show that it supports “
the preservation and influence of French and international cinematographic heritage and (wants) to promote its transmission
”, according to a joint press release.
The partnership concluded with the Cinémathèque will also extend to the organization of screenings, conferences and masterclasses.
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