The Cannes Film Festival is postponed again, due to the ongoing pandemic. At first, it was said that the iconic film festival would be held as usual in May, but now the date is set for July 6–17.
The Cannes festival is postponed as France is heading into a another lockdown, to curb the second wave of covid-19. Normally, the new dates would clash with the hotels’ most busy time of the year, but several hotels on and around the Croisette have been closed for months, due to all canceled fairs in 2020, according to Variety.
If, after all, it won’t be possible to hold the festival in July, the organisers is eyeing the end of August as an alternative. Spike Lee, who would have chaired the jury in 2020, is expected to lead this year’s jury.