2020 was a real annus horribilis for cinema: the entertainment sector was deeply damaged by theCOVID emergency in every aspect, from production to distribution to arrive, of course, at the many cinemas forced to close by stringent safety regulations.
2021, therefore, will be the year of the restart: a relaunch that will inevitably also involve economic aid which, fortunately, seems to be about to arrive. The Italian government, in fact, is ready to allocate well 640 million euros to give some respite to a sector in enormous difficulty.
The plan for the relaunch will obviously affect all the professionals, from the productions that had to incur huge expenses to keep the sets open during the emergency (a refund of 40% on taxation is coming to them), to cinemas (110 million euros on the way, along with some tax breaks), up to 25 million euros to be divided between the various distributors.
To these must therefore be added the 35 million euros that Cinecittà will benefit from, as well as other interventions yet to be announced: "A great achievement", according to the president of ANICA Francesco Rutelli, who will hopefully help the Italian entertainment industry to stay afloat before a reopening that, to date, does not seem around the corner yet. Anyway, here are 5 great thrillers to catch up between Amazon and Netflix.