“Photography is truth. The cinema is truth twenty-four times per second”-Jean-Luc Godard.
France is the birthplace of the technology and the art of cinema. Significant movements like the "Nouvelle vague" influenced the field of cinema the world over. France, like India has a particularly strong film industry, partially owing to protections afforded by the government. Unlike many European countries, France has maintained a dynamic movie industry through a system of channeling a portion of box-office sales to support production costs.
France has also been a chosen destination for artists from across Europe and the world and thus French cinema is often enmeshed with that of foreign nations.