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Cannes Film Festival postponed due to coronavirus

Mandatory Credit: Photo by SEBASTIEN NOGIER/EPA/REX/Shutterstock (8835352g) Thierry Fremaux, Pierre Lescure and Isabelle Huppert Features - 70th Cannes Film Festival, France - 23 May 2017 (Front L-R) General Delegate of the Cannes Film Festival Thierry Fremaux, Mayor of Cannes David Lisnard, Cannes Festival President Pierre Lescure, French actress Isabelle Huppert and staff members hold a minute of silence to pay tribute to the victims of the Manchester terror attack during the 70th Anniversary of the Festival photocall at the 70th annual Cannes Film Festival, in Cannes, France, 23 May 2017. The festival runs from 17 to 28 May.

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Paris, Mar 20 (HS): Organizers have postponed the annual Cannes Film Festival to be held in southern France in May due to the proliferation of coronaviruse.

The Cannes Film Festival, one of the world’s largest film festivals, was scheduled to be held from May 12-23.

The speculation of postponing it had been going on for weeks. The Film Festival of the French city of Cannes is attended by filmmakers from around the world, famous film personalities and people from the entertainment industry.

The third day of lockdown has been aimed at stopping the spread of coronavirus in France.

The organizers statement said, “Our condolences to the victims of coronavirus at the time of global health crisis and we express our solidarity with all those who are fighting the disease. Cannes Festival is scheduled on May 12 to 23 cannot be held. Several options are being considered to conduct it further. “

Earlier the release of big-budget films “Mulan” and “No Time to Die” was stopped. The theaters in London were closed, with many concerts postponed.