Cinessance launches to be the Netflix of French films

Cinessance, a French film streaming service, debuted today with the goal of helping this cinema-loving nation get its movies in front of a global audience that has become harder to reach over the past decade.

France produces the second-most films after the United States. But the decline of art house movie theaters and the shift toward online platforms means many of the best French films are never even distributed in the United States.

Serial entrepreneur Clément Monnet, who now lives in Oakland, California, had grown particularly frustrated in recent years by his inability to find and share both recent releases and beloved classics from his youth. 

On the technology side, Monnet signed a partnership with Dutch firm 24i, which provides a kind of streaming-in-a-box service. 

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