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Cannes-celed? Cannes Film Festival Canceled Postponed

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No lights, camera, or action. This year’s Cannes Film Festival (formally known as Festival de Cannes) is officially postponed — at the very least.

The festival was scheduled to take place May 12 – 23 in Cannes, France. The coronavirus pandemic

Festive de Cannes said in a statement, “Several options are considered in order to preserve its running, the main one being a simple postponement, in Cannes, until the end of June-beginning of July, 2020.”

Variety’s Manori Ravindran and Elsa Keslassy noted that the famous festival has never been canceled since its premier event in 1942. “It was only canceled once in 1968,” they wrote, “during the nationwide students riots that were joined by French New Wave icons such as François Truffaut and Jean-Luc Godard.”

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