Lights, camera, action: Why does France shine on the silver screen?
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With the Cannes Film Festival in full swing, we take a look at the wonderful world of cinema. Over a century after the first commercial film was screened in Paris, French people continue to be massive moviegoers. While American blockbusters are popular, homegrown films are holding their own in a competitive movie market, thanks in part to a nudge from the state and the numerous film festivals that shine a spotlight on French talent.