Cannes Says June Festival ‘No Longer an Option’ Exploring Contingency Festivals aren’t allowed in France until at least mid-July, but it’s unclear exactly what contingencies Cannes is exploring.

“It is clearly difficult to assume that the Festival de Cannes could be held this year in its original form,” reads a Cannes press release. “Nevertheless, since yesterday evening we have started many discussions with professionals, in France and abroad. They agree that the Festival de Cannes, an essential pillar for the film industry, must explore all contingencies allowing to support the year of Cinema by making Cannes 2020 real, in a way or another.”

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Cannes Says June Festival ‘No Longer an Option’ While Exploring Contingency

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