July 24, 2020

France’s love affair with cinema tested by the virus

Paris (AFP) – “I am sick of Netflix. I am sick of an algorithm serving me up the same old thing,” said Anne-Sophie Duchamp as she put on her face mask to enter an arthouse cinema on Paris’ Left Bank.”We’ve been stuck at home for months” because of the lockdown, she added, as she bought her ticket to see British director Mike Leigh’s ¬†acerbic 1988 comedy, “High Hopes”.”Why should I stay at home any longer when in Paris you can find a whole century of masterpieces showing in little cinemas every day.”While cinema audiences across the world have been reluctant to venture back into the dark, not f…

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