The 73rd edition of the premier festival had already been postponed from its original mid-May dates to late June and early July.
The festival was expected to attract about 40,000 attendees, including delegates to the film market that operates alongside the screening schedule.
This year is no exception with a Belgian director's debut about a transgender budding ballerina trying to force her boy's body into executing perfect pointes drawing gasps.
Cannes director Thierry Fremaux signed the pledge Monday in a packed tent on the Cannes beach, along with Edouard Waintrop, artistic director of Cannes.
"Manto", an Indo-French co-production got off the ground a couple of years ago in Cannes, where Das and lead actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui announced their collaboration.
Eighty-two women climbed the steps of the Palais des Festivals at the Cannes Film Festival in an unprecedented red carpet protest to press for improved gender equality in the film industry.
The cast of Kirill Serebrennikov's "Leto", a fast-paced biopic of the Soviet-Korean rock legend Viktor Tsoi, were cheered as the movie premiered at the world's top film festival.
The studio will distribute the film in the US, Canada, UK, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, India, select Asian territories and the Middle East, apart from Iran.
C for cinema, C for Cannes? Nope, Besides all the films and the film stars and the models, the Cannes film festival is also synonymous for its glamorous parties and haute couture.
The most political Cannes film festival in years opens Tuesday with female stars vowing to protest on the red carpet, two top directors barred from attending and bans hanging over other movies.
Of the 268 filmmakers who have claimed one of Cannes' top three prizes, only 11 -- or four percent -- have been women, an analysis by AFP shows.
From an African-American detective infiltrating the Ku Klux Klan to Kurdish female fighters battling jihadists, here are the movies that will compete for the top Palme d'Or prize.
Serebrennikov edited his film 'Leto' under house arrest after he was arrested on embezzlement charges he dismisses as "absurd."
In a year rocked by the #MeToo movement, the jury of the Cannes film festival is both majority female and led by a woman for the first time.
The festival would improve the male-to-female ratios of its selection committees, name more women as jury president and, in the future, select more films directed by women.