- The Cinémathèque française was founded in 1936 by Henri Langlois, a journalist, whose museum, the Musée du Cinéma Henri-Langlois, is immediately adjacent. It soon became a school for the young New Wave film makers and although today it no longer has a monopoly on classic films, it is still a stronghold of French cinema. Rare films are screened as well as retrospectives on particular filmmakers, actors or themes. Since it has moved in Bercy district, it's also home to Bibliothèque du Film, where masterpieces of the film industry are stored and restored.
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