The Cannes Movie Pageant in Might has been postponed because of the unfold of the coronavirus, organisers of the annual occasion in southern France stated on Thursday.
A number of new dates had been into account, together with the tip of June, they stated in a press release. The movie competition, one of many largest on this planet, was as a consequence of happen from Might 12 to 23.
The postponement follows weeks of hypothesis over whether or not the competition, which pulls 1000’s of filmmakers, celebrities and executives to the French metropolis, would be capable of go forward.
France is in its third day of a lockdown aimed toward containing the unfold of the coronavirus.
“At the moment of worldwide well being disaster, our ideas go to the victims of the Covid-19 and we specific our solidarity with all of those that are combating the illness,” the assertion stated.
“The Pageant de Cannes can’t be held on the scheduled dates, from Might 12 to 23. A number of choices are thought-about to be able to protect its working, the principle one being a easy postponement, in Cannes, till the tip of June-beginning of July,” it added.
The competition was the most recent occasion within the leisure trade to be postponed or cancelled, together with the discharge of massive funds films together with Mulan and No Time to Die in addition to music festivals Glastonbury and Coachella and the closure of theatres in London and on Broadway.
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