This year’s edition of the Cannes Film Festival will no longer take place in late June and early July as its postponement was earlier scheduled.
The festival announced this in a statement on Wednesday following an extension on large gatherings into July by the French government.
“Following the French President’ statement on Monday, April 13th, we acknowledged that the postponement of the 73rd International Cannes Film Festival, initially considered for the end of June to the beginning of July, is no longer an option.
“It is clearly difficult to assume that the Festival de Cannes could be held this year in its original form,” the statement reads.
It further stated that organisers had had discussions with film professionals, who have agreed that the festival must explore all avenues allowing to support the Year of Cinema by making Cannes 2020 real, in a way or another.
“Each and everyone knows that many uncertainties are still reigning over the international health situation. We hope to be able to communicate promptly regarding the shapes that this Cannes 2020 will take,” the statement concluded.