BFF-37 Cannes film festival difficult to hold this year ‘in original form’: organisers

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Cannes film festival difficult to hold this year ‘in original
form’: organisers

PARIS, April 14, 2020 (BSS/AFP) – It will be difficult to hold the
Cannes film festival in its original form in 2020 due to the
coronavirus outbreak, organisers said Tuesday, adding they were
looking at new ways of hosting the world’s biggest annual celebration
of cinema.

The festival had already been postponed from its original mid-May
dates to late June and early July. But organisers said this is “no
longer an option” after President Emmanuel Macron said that cultural
festivals could not resume until mid-July at the earliest.

“It is clearly difficult to assume that the Festival de Cannes could
be held this year in its original form,” organisers said in a
statement, while adding that they were exploring “all contingencies”
to realise Cannes 2020 “in a way or another”.

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