Cinema Opera Lyon. Photo by Sylvain Gllm on Unsplash

French distributors juggle schedules with fears cinemas might not fully open until July

Hopes of an early spring reopening for cinemas in France have been dashed by a Covid-19 surge over the last two weeks that has led to new restrictions in 19 regional departments, including Paris and the Ile-de-France, until mid-April.  “We’re now in a situation in which infections are very high but the expectation is that a month from now, things will be clearer at which point the government will be able to announce a calendar,” says Marc-Olivier Sebbag, managing director of the National Federation of French Cinemas (FNCF). Alexis Mas…

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La Cité du vin Bordeaux

Wine museum opens in Bordeaux

| After seven years of design, development and construction, La Cité du vin celebrates the wine of Bordeaux | The wine museum and cultural centre known as La Cité du Vin (The City of Wine), the architecturally distinctive building makes its presence felt amongst the neighbouring buildings alongside Bordeaux’s Garonne River as it’s ten-storey twisted metal frame could not look further from being a museum in the classical sense. However, designers Anouk Legendre and Nicolas Desmazières intended it that way as a nod toward France’s extensive wine culture, hoping that the twists of…

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