The Cannes Film Festival will hold a symbolic mini-edition at the end of October
The Cannes Film Festival, which could not take place in the spring due to the health crisis, will hold a small “extraordinary edition” at the end of October at the Palais des Festivals.
Share September 28, 2020 Updated September 29, 2020 at 12:20 am Share The Cannes Film Festival will hold a symbolic mini-edition at the end of October Agence France-Presse PARIS – The Cannes Film Festival, which could not take place in the spring due to of the health crisis, will hold a small “extraordinary edition” at the end of October, with the screening of four films from the “Cannes 2020 official selection”.
This mini-festival will open at the Palais des Festivals with Un triomphe by Emmanuel Courcol with Kad Merad, in the presence of the film crew, and will end with Les deux Alfred by Bruno Podalydès, in the presence of the director and the film crew. lead actress, Sandrine Kiberlain.
Asa Ga Kuru ( True Mothers ) by Japanese Naomi Kawase, as well as a Georgian debut film by Dea Kulumbegashvili, Beginning ( In the beginning ), which had just been awarded in San Sebastian (Spain), will also be screened during this event open to the public. , between October 27 and 29, say the organizers in a press release.
“A jury, whose composition will be unveiled soon, will award the Palme d'Or for short films and the Cinéfondation prizes,” specializing in new talents, they specify.
“It's a summary of the happiness of being in Cannes that we will all experience together in October!” said the general delegate of the Thierry Frémaux festival, welcoming a “beautiful symbol”, organized in partnership with the town hall of Cannes.
Failing to have been able to be held like every year in May, the Cannes festival had resigned itself to publishing a list of 56 films forming part of its “official selection 2020”.
Many have been presented in other festivals. At the cost of major adaptations, other international festivals have since been held, such as the Venice Film Festival in early September. The latter was the first full-scale test for these major events of the 7th art since the COVID, with a very strict health protocol.
In Cannes, the most prestigious film festival is hoping to resume its normal course next year, and to be held from May 11 to 22 for its 74th edition.