Friday, June 21, 2024

Cannes 2021: Hope Springs Eternal as Famed Film Festival Plans for July, Not May, on the Croisette


Hot, hot, hot.

Let’s hope heat and sunlight kill COVID because that will be the weather for this year’s Cannes Film Festival.

The famed film fest is moving from mid-May to July 6-17 on the sunny Mediterranean. That’s because COVID is rampant right now, especially in Provence and southern France.

Will this really happen? Hope springs eternal. In the summer. the Cote d’Azur is filled with tourists on vacation. Hotel rooms are scarce and traiffque is imposible!

So how will this work? And what about the Venice Film Festival, which is two months later? Sacre bleu! Stay tuned…

Again, let me reiterate, it is HOT in July down there.


Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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