Quillan has a cinema: Le Familia, two minutes along the Grand Rue from our apartment. It shows some films as VO (original version with French subtitles).
Unfortunately my French is not good enough to enjoy most films in French so both films I’ve been to here have been VO. Tonight it’s La Voie de l’ennemi.
I arrive five minutes before start time and ask for a ticket. I am the first customer and the woman behind the counter explains that she will not or cannot sell me a ticket. Not yet. She needs at least four people to turn up for the film, otherwise it will be cancelled. Luckily we soon pass that threshold: eight people. We sit well away from each other in a theatre with about 200 seats. There’s no way they can make a profit from these screenings, not at six euros for a full-price ticket, and not with just eight customers (most of whom bought reduced-price tickets). The other VO film I went to here had only four in the audience.
It turns out that some of the dialogue is in Spanish, so for those bits I have to try and read the French subtitles. I’m sure it’s good for me.