Inside the Cannes Film Festival’s Ambitious Plan to Hold an In-Person Event During a Pandemic

  • Variety
Inside the Cannes Film Festival’s Ambitious Plan to Hold an In-Person Event During a Pandemic
Coronavirus cases have reached a five-month peak in France and the country is in the midst of yet another lockdown, but the worsening public health situation hasn’t deterred the Cannes Film Festival from moving forward with its plans to host an in-person event in early July.

Cannes’ artistic director Thierry Fremaux is in active discussions with U.S. studios and producers submitting films for consideration, sources familiar with the festival said, and is also seeking American jurors to join the panel that Spike Lee will preside over.

Fremaux is moving forward with the blessing of both the mayor of Cannes and the French government, who, insiders say, want the festival to take place as scheduled, between July 6 to July 17.

The artistic director has also been urging Wes Anderson and Disney’s Searchlight to screen “The French Dispatch” at Cannes, fulfilling the auteur’s initial intention to premiere the film on the Riviera,
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