Cannes Film Festival Has Been Canceled Due to Coronavirus
Organizers are considering postponing the event.
Cannes Film Festival is the latest cultural event to be canceled due to the global outbreak of novel coronavirus. Formerly scheduled to take place from May 12 to 23, the festival issued an official statement announcing the decision.
“Several options are considered in order to preserve its running, the main one being a simple postponement, in Cannes, until the end of June to the beginning of July, 2020,” festival organizers write. “As soon as the development of the French and international health situation will allow us to assess the real possibility, we will make our decision known,” the statement continues.
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Due to the health crisis and the development of the French and international situation, the Festival de Cannes will no longer be able to take place on the dates planned, from May 12 to 23. More info #Cannes2020 ? https://t.co/peLmfw0gQW pic.twitter.com/SVWPasvU23
— Festival de Cannes (@Festival_Cannes) March 19, 2020