(AFP) – US online video giant Netflix announced on Thursday that it will screen a series of films it has produced in December, including three in preview, in two institutions of the cinéphilie: the French Cinémathèque and the Lumière Institute in Lyon.
For several days, the representative organizations of the profession were concerned about Netflix projects, fearing a departure from the media chronology and head-on competition for classic theatrical releases, in a difficult economic context.
Finally, the “Netflix film club “(7 to 14 December) is much more modest than the film” festival “that these professionals feared from the American group, which had been able to take language with certain independent theaters upstream.
Three Netflix films will be screened in preview during this “cycle”: “La Main de Dieu”, chronicle of the childhood of filmmaker itali in Paolo Sorrentino, and “The Lost Daughter”, first production of British actress Maggie Gyllenhaal, screened in world premiere at the prestigious Venice Film Festival, as well as “Don’t Look Up: Cosmic Denial”, a comedy with Leonardo Di Caprio and Jennifer Lawrence.
The other six are films already released this year on the platform.
The choice of screenings in non-commercial institutions exempts Netflix from requesting a waiver of the strict media timeline. And the American giant can continue to show its good understanding with two institutions of cinephilia, with which it was already working.