The great silence of French actors in the face of the crisis


INVESTIGATION – Since the start of the pandemic, writers have supported booksellers, and singers have alerted to the situation of concert halls as well as that of idle technicians. But, for cinemas, no matter how hard we listen, we do not hear the stars of the French seventh art.

In Sarlat, in the Périgord, Arnaud Vialle, at the head of the Le Rex multiplex, is not thrilled. On his phone scrolls the new advertisement of Canal +, the one in which Kad Merad, Jonathan Cohen, Marina Foïs, Doria Tillier, Mathieu Kassovitz, Jamel Debbouze and Isabelle Adjani ask everyone to share their Canal + codes without paying. “If the most famous talents of the seventh art were mobilized so much for the cinemas, that would make sense! They still have to want it… ”, sighs the operator.

After having lowered the curtain one hundred days in the spring, and this for the first time since their creation in 1896, the cinemas were shut down a second time at the end of October, for six weeks. If sanitary conditions allow, the cinemas will reopen on December 15. Until January 20, spectators will have to be out at 9 p.m. to respect the curfew. This year, according to the calculations of the National Federation of French Cinemas (FNCF), cinemas will have

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