01 March 2021,   11:06
Cannes Film Festival postponed to July due to virus

The Cannes Film Festival has been rescheduled for July 6 to 17 - postponed by around two months due to the ongoing virus crisis, organizers said on Wednesday.

The delay looked increasingly likely in recent weeks, with infection rates still high in France and talk of another lockdown looming.

“As announced last autumn, the Festival de Cannes reserved the right to change its dates depending on how the global health situation developed”, - the organizers said in a statement.

“Initially scheduled from 11 to 22 May 2021, the Festival will therefore now take place from Tuesday 6 to Saturday 17 July 2021”.