After The Virus: Cannes Film Festival Rescheduled to July 2021

Published January 28th, 2021 - 08:24 GMT
In this file photo taken on May 19, 2018 Italian actress Asia Argento gestures as she arrives on the red carpet for the closing ceremony of the 71st edition of the Cannes Film Festival in southern France. In an interview published on January 22, 2021 with Italian daily Corriere della Sera, leading #MeToo figure Asia Argento made fresh accusations of sexual abuse, directed at "The Fast and the Furious" US director Rob Cohen, saying the assault happened while she was filming Cohen's action movie "xXx" in 2002
In this file photo taken on May 19, 2018 Italian actress Asia Argento gestures as she arrives on the red carpet for the closing ceremony of the 71st edition of the Cannes Film Festival in southern France. In an interview published on January 22, 2021 with Italian daily Corriere della Sera, leading #MeToo figure Asia Argento made fresh accusations of sexual abuse, directed at "The Fast and the Furious" US director Rob Cohen, saying the assault happened while she was filming Cohen's action movie "xXx" in 2002. Antonin THUILLIER / AFP
Highlights
The 74th edition will take place from July 6-17, instead May 11-22, when it was originally scheduled.

Organizers of the Cannes film festival announced Wednesday new dates for the event that will now be held in July.

After the global lockdown brought on by the coronavirus pandemic forced organizers to cancel last year’s event, they said the festival will keep its rendezvous this year.

The 74th edition will take place from July 6-17, instead May 11-22, when it was originally scheduled.

The world’s biggest film festival is a prestigious event for filmmakers and actors to showcase their work in the competition section, as well as for producers, distributors, buyers, and programmers looking at the business side in the market section, called Marche du Film.

The red carpet, set against the backdrop of the stunning French Riviera, walked by A-list actors and models infusing high glitz and glamor, makes it one of the highly awaited events.

The annual festival is attended by more than 45,000 people including journalists and film professionals.

This article has been adapted from its original source.


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