The few words of the Minister of Culture Roselyne Bachelot made the whole film industry jump with joy since, in mid-May, the spectators could return to the dark rooms. Virginie Efira welcomes it, she who will then be on the poster for the césarisé film Goodbye idiots, which must stand out. She indulged in The Parisian.
Asked by the daily, the 43-year-old actress did not hide her joy. “The contamination plateau is still high. But we must rediscover this joy which was taken from us (…) It is imperative that things resume. And studies have shown that cinemas are not places of contagion, when barrier gestures are respected. I’m happy for myself, not just for my movie. What I want is to go see movies in theaters. Nothing can compare to the experience of the collective“, she proclaimed.
And Virginie Efira – discovered on television when she hosted the show New star – to push her confidences by trusting in a very widespread practice that she herself has only recently started to like. “I, who was a bit old-fashioned, who didn’t watch a lot of series, I discovered a lot of them this year [parmi les succès récents il y a eu Lupin, Bridgerton, The Crown ou encore Sky Rojo, NDLR]. But pressing ‘pause’ to get something from the fridge is not the same quality of attention. There is a sacralization of the cinema hall. I’m sure people will come back, because they are complementary to the platforms“, she added.
Some producers and directors have given in to Netflix or Amazon Prime Video to broadcast their films there in addition to the many series already available on these platforms. But some refused. Valérie Lemercier, director of the highly anticipated Aline, thus preferred to wait for his film to be seen in theaters. When the cinemas open, the poster should therefore be enticing!