Cinema attendance has not yet returned to pre-health crisis levels.
And film production is starting to contract.
According to a study by the National Center for Cinema and the Moving Image (CNC), published on Wednesday, 287 films were put into production last year, around fifteen less than in 2019. The decline is more marked if acting on feature films financed mainly by French capital: 208 French initiative films were produced in 2022, compared to 240 in 2019 and even 265 in 2021. That year, it is true, the sector had experienced an “effect catch-up”, after the break in filming in 2020.
For cinemas, even if the number of films remains high, this will result in slightly fewer tricolor works to be screened.
Should we see in this the beginnings of a more structural change, while the debate around the “overflow” of films regularly agitates the sector?
It is still too early to know.
In the meantime, investments in…
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