STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

Cannes Film Festival will collaborate with other movie galas, but won't go virtual

The 73rd edition of the premier festival had already been postponed from its original mid-May dates to late June and early July.

Published: 11th May 2020 03:02 PM  |   Last Updated: 11th May 2020 03:02 PM   |  A+A-

Cannes film festival

Cannes film festival. (File Photo | AP)

By PTI

LOS ANGELES: The organisers of the Cannes Film Festival have ruled out the possibility of a physical movie gala, while hinting that they will join hands with other festivals slated to be held later this year.

The 73rd edition of the premier festival had already been postponed from its original mid-May dates to late June and early July.

According to Variety, the annual event will unveil a selection of movies early June and collaborate with several festivals, including Venice, to present some films.

"As of today, a physical edition seems complicated to organize, so we are going forward with an announcement of films from the (initial Official) Selection at the beginning of June," said a spokesperson for the festival, confirming what Cannes' director Thierry Fremaux said on Sunday in an interview with Screen Daily.

READ| Cannes Film festival venue transformed into homeless shelter amid coronavirus lockdown

Instead of going virtual, the festival will be organising a "redeployment 'outside the walls' (of Cannes), in collaboration with fall festivals", the spokesperson added.

In the interview, Fremaux also said that instead of revealing the entire slate of what should have been this year's Official Selection "including out of competition and Un Certain Regard" he will only announce a list of movies that were part of the roster and scheduled to be released in theaters between now and next spring.

These films will be labelled as 'Cannes 2020'. Meanwhile, the selection process for next year's festival will start in the autumn.

Some movies that were selected for this edition and have delayed their release by a year will be considered for the 2021 edition.

Cannes will be showing its "labeled" films at festivals such as Toronto, Deauville, Angouleme, San Sebastian, New York, Busan and Fremaux's own Lumiere festival in Lyon.

Fremaux added the idea with Venice was to go further and jointly present movies.

The Cannes Marche du Film's virtual edition is due to run June 22-26, alongside a US agencies-led virtual market.


Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

IPL_2020
flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp