- French films come in for a bashing in France
- The must-see French films of the millennium – Part One
- The must see French films of the millennium – Part Two
According to BFMTV, audience figures for the 1980s showed that although France made half the number of films it does today, they were seen by more people domestically.
In the 1980s, French films accounted for 45.3 percent of audience figures in France, compared to 39.3 percent in between 2007 and 2012.
The study revealed that a French film pulled in 443,746 cinemagoers on average in the 1980s, compared to 288,657 between 2007 and 2012. In other words, a French film now draws in 35 percent less cinema audiences than 30 years ago.