The 73. edition of the Cannes film festival postponed indefinitely. It enlightens the festival in a press release Tuesday evening.
the Festival in the south of France were originally supposed to have been held from the 12. 23. may. But already earlier in march, it was postponed due to the outbreak of the coronavirus.
Then he said that the festival would instead be held at the end of June or beginning of July.
But it is no longer realistic, informs the organisers of the festival.
the Announcement comes after the president of France, Emmanuel Macron, on Monday stated that large events with many people may not be the case for the earliest in the middle of July.
- After the president's announcement on Monday, we recognise that the postponement of the 73. edition of the Cannes film festival is no longer an option, it sounds in the message.
- It is obviously difficult to assume that the Cannes film festival can be held in the year in its original form.
the Organizers hope, however, still to be able to hold the festival in a different form later in the year.
Therefore, they have initiated discussions with professionals in the industry, which according to the organizers supports the plan to investigate all options to hold the festival either in physical form or in some other way.
- We hope soon to be able to come up with a statement about what kind Cannes 2020 will take, write the organizers.
the Festival is considered as one of the most prestigious film festivals in the world. The awards every year Guldpalmen for best film.
The Danish film director Lars von Trier won the award in 2000 for his film 'Dancer in the Dark'.
The latest winner of the Guldpalmen is the south Korean film 'Parasite' by Bong Joon-ho in 2019. It also won the award for Best Film at the Oscars this year.
France is like the rest of Europe hard hit to coronavirussets outbreak.
Over 130,000 French people are confirmed infected with the virus, which has claimed the lives of barely 15,000 people life in the country.