France’s cultural industry eager to bounce back after lockdown

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  • In France, the month of May is usually synonymous with the Cannes Film Festival. But this year, the world’s biggest movie extravaganza did not take place due to the coronavirus pandemic. Whether it’s cinema, theatre or music, all branches of France’s prized cultural sector have taken a hit from the lockdown and it’s unclear when things will improve. Facing harsh criticism from the artistic world, the French government recently unveiled a rescue plan. Will it be enough to save the country’s prized cultural industry?

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