Save our cinema! European movie makers fear post-Covid crisis


Down on the French Riviera, the great and good of the movie world have just been back at the Cannes Film Festival: a sign for many that the world of arts and culture is coming back to life after more than a year of disruption from Covid-19. But is that really the case? Or, rather like the movies, is it all just a glitzy façade?


In this programme, we go behind the scenes to see what's left of Europe's film industry after the pandemic shut down productions and movie theatres for months on end – and perhaps got us viewers a little too used to watching content on streaming services like Netflix, Amazon Prime and Disney+.

Our guests:

Sabine VERHEYEN, German MEP, European People's Party and Chair of the Culture Committee

Radu MIHAILEANU, French filmmaker

Produced by Isabelle Romero, Céline Schmitt, Perrine Desplats and Mathilde Bénézet


In partnership with the European Parliament

The action was co-financed by the European Union in the frame of the European Parliament's grant programme in the field of communication. The European Parliament was not involved in its preparation and is, in no case, responsible for or bound by the information or opinions expressed in the context of this action. In accordance with applicable law, the authors, interviewed people, publishers or programme broadcasters are solely responsible. The European Parliament can also not be held liable for direct or indirect damage that may result from the implementation of the action.

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