France and Covid: Call My Agent star joins plea to reopen theatres
Even in France, เกมสล็อตทุนน้อย ยิ่งเล่นยิ่งได้ a protest about the calculation of unemployment benefits could feel a little niche during
a pandemic. But it has led to the occupation of 90 theatres across France, and the emergence of new links between social and
cultural crusaders who feel short-changed by President Emmanuel Macron.
The movement has been led by performers - actors, artists and musicians - who say the benefit reforms will mean lower daily
unemployment payments for them, and other seasonal workers, at a time when venues are closed and they are unable to work.
And if anyone can make the management of actors' finances a national obsession, it's Grégory Montel, star of the hit French drama
series, Call My Agent.
"I'm here to support my friends who are suffering a lot," he told us during a demonstration in Paris.
President Macron has said that some cultural venues and café terraces may start to open from mid-May onwards. But he has also
imposed a national lockdown until at least the end of April, to try to stem a new wave of infections.
"I know nothing is easy, and that all the decisions are quite complex, but unfortunately, our government made a choice and it's not
the choice I would have made," says Montel. "There's a way to open our theatres and cinemas. I don't know what's going to happen
in the movie industry over the next few years, so that's why they mustn't break everything."