Cannes Film Festival postponed over coronavirus pandemic

Clémence Michallon

The Cannes Film Festival has been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Organisers announced on Thursday that the event could now be held in June or July instead of the scheduled dates in May.

“Today, we have made the following decision: The Festival de Cannes cannot be held on the scheduled dates, from May 12 to 23,” reads a statement on the festival’s website.

“Several options are considered in order to preserve its running, the main one being a simple postponement, in Cannes, until the end of June (or) beginning of July 2020."

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