For nearly a month now, the Cinémathèque française, which has a rich archive of films, has been curating films on their new streaming platform called Henri. Due to the lockdown in France, the Cinémathèque has been closed since March 13. Every evening a new movie appears free to view.
This new platform is named after the Cinemathèque’s founder, Heni Langlois. If you’d like to know who he was, the site has films about Henri Langlois, two of which have English subtitles. He was one of the first to actively preserve and archive films, so that future generations may see them too. The films chosen for viewing on their new platform have all been restored by the Cinémathèque. Some of the films, unfortunately, have no subtitles in English as of yet. None are needed for films such as Albert Pierru’s fantastic short animation Surprise Boogie, and you can easily do without for the silent films.
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