The event French film par excellence, the Cannes film Festival, has had to be postponed due to the pandemic that affected all parts of the planet. Despite the fact that just a few days, the organizers of the event had hope that this was made from the 12 to the 23 of may, now the Festival will have to wait.
As already announced, the French magazine Le Point, “It will be very difficult, not to say impossible, to select films from China, Korea, Iran, or Italy, and about fifty countries, knowing that the cast and the directors can’t move”adding moreover, that gather a large crowd of people in the same space is not authorized to day of today.
On the website of the Festival de Cannes can be found the following release: “In these times of global health crisis, our thoughts are with the victims of the COVID-19, and we express our solidarity with all those who are struggling with the disease. Today, we have made the following decision: the Cannes film Festival, may not be subject to the established dates, from 12 to 23 may. Many options are being considered in order to preserve its operation, still the main stay in Cannes until the end of June ? the beginning of July 2020“.
The release continues, adding: “as soon as the development of the situation at the level of health in both France and internationally allows us to make this a reality, I will let you know (…) Meanwhile, the Cannes film Festival lends its support to all those that ask firmly that it respects the general block, and asked to show solidarity in these difficult moments for all the world. See you very soon. The team of the Cannes film Festival”.
The coronavirus reaches around the world
According to the John Hopkins university, currently France has more than 11,000 confirmed cases and more than 350 deaths.
In addition, the COVID-19 is affecting all industries worldwide, among them the film, which has also had to deal with the postponement of the Festival of Malaga, and with a multitude of series and movies that have had to postpone their premieres or paralyze its filming.