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Cannes Film Festival postponed due to COVID-19

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Cannes Film Festival postponed due to COVID-19

MOVED TO JULY. The organizers of the Cannes Film Festival has announced it will postponed the event to July due to COVID-19

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The festival will take place from July 6-17

The 2021 edition of the Cannes Film Festival will be postponed until July because of the coronavirus pandemic, organizers said on Wednesday, January 27.

Last year’s event was canceled and replaced by a low-key event in October showcasing short films but without the A-list movie stars, directors and producers.

The festival will take place from July 6-17, the organizers said in a statement, two months later than planned.

Hollywood superstars normally flock to the Mediterranean town’s “Croisette” promenade for the two-week extravaganza, the world’s biggest cinema showcase and a major market for the industry.

The palm-fringed town has been a subdued version of its normally glamorous self since the coronavirus outbreak. Many of its swankiest hotels are closed, as are its restaurants and bars. – Rappler.com