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France’s National Film Board Faces Presidency Crisis

A sign of the times: France’s National Film Board (Cnc) has no president for the first time in its 70-year history. Fredrique Bredin, who was finishing her second three-year term at the end of the week and was running for a third one, exited the institution on Wednesday. Some reports in France claimed that Bredin left because the government of French President Emmanuel Macron had not yet confirmed whether she would be reappointed for a third mandate.

Bredin was facing very few other credible candidates, though rumors started swirling that Macron was about to appoint Dominique Boutonnat, a film producer and supporter of Macron’s centrist political party, who delivered last May a report on French film financing and suggested ways to improve the profitability of local movies.

The report, which pragmatically called for an overhaul of the current subsidized film financing system implemented by the Cnc and for

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