In early June, the organizers will announce a list of films that will be screened at autumn festivals in seven other cities.
The holding of the Cannes Film Festival in its traditional format in 2020 will most likely not take place, Variety reports citing the organizers of the event.
Instead, a list of films selected for viewing at the festival, which will be called Cannes 2020, will be announced. Films from this list will be shown at fall festivals in Toronto, Deauville, Angouleme, San Sebastian, New York, Busan and Lyon. The shows will last until the spring of 2021.
“Today, the organization of the physical festival seems difficult to us, so we will announce films from the (initial official) section in early June,” the representative of the festival told the publication.
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Cannes Film Festival director Thierry Fremaux previously told Variety that the film industry is at risk. “We will have to restore it, and also once again confirm its importance with the help of energy, unity and solidarity,” he noted.