After signing a collaboration with MK2, the streaming giant becomes a patron of the Parisian institution and its operations to preserve cinematographic heritage.
The American online video giant Netflix announced on Thursday that it had become a patron of the Cinémathèque française, and contributed alongside it to the restoration of a piece of the history of the 7th art, Napoleon by Abel Gance. No financial amount has been specified: “the Cinémathèque française has committed to a confidentiality clause regarding the amounts received from its generous patrons and donors, to which Netflix is no exception», Jean-Christophe Mikhailoff told AFP the communications director of this film buff.
But symbolically, this support for the restoration of a monument of French cinematographic heritage is important for the multinational: Netflix, like the Cinémathèque, intends to show that it supports “the preservation and influence of French and international cinematographic heritage and (wants) to promote its transmission“, According to a joint statement. The partnership concluded with the Cinémathèque will also extend to the organization of screenings, conferences and masterclasses.