ARTS & CULTURE & ENTERTAINMENT | Cannes Film Festival Postponed Due To The Coronavirus Pandemic

France’s renowned Canned Film Festival has been postponed. Organizers of cinema’s largest annual gathering, scheduled to take place May 12-23, said Thursday that they are considering moving the festical to the end of June or the beginning of July.

‘As soon as the development of the French and international health situation will allow us to assess the real possibility, we will make our decision known’, the festival said in a statement.

Organizers had been extremely reluctant to cancel Cannes. For weeks, its organizers deflected questions and tried to push through its selection process.

But as the pandemic spread through France, it became all but inevitable than a massive gathering like Cannes would be canceled. On Saturday, France’s Prime Minister Eduard Philippe ordered the closure of all restaurants, cafes and cinemas in France to increase social distancing and combat the virus.

Other major film festivals, including South by Southwest and the Tribeca Film Festival, have already been scuttled. But some hope held out that Cannes, taking place closer  to summer, might yet continue.

Cannes has greater ramifications for the film industry, which convenes annually on the Cote d’Azur, not just for the festival’s gala screenings but for the world’s largest movie market. Every year, countless production and distribution deals are hatched in Cannes. Film executive fly in from all over the world and gather at the Matche du Film in the basement of Cannes’ hub, the Palais. Every country with a film industry erects a pavilion at Cannes’ international village.

The postponement is also especially painful for Cannes since it’s coming off a particularly successful 2019 edition.

Though recent years have been intensified criticism of the festival’s gender inclusivity and increased competition from other festivals like the Venice Film Festival, the 2019 Cannes features the eventual Oscar best picture winner Bong Joon Ho’s ‘Parasite’, as well as Quentin Tarantin’s ‘Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood’, Pedro Almdovar’s acclaimed ‘pain & Glory’ and Celine Sciamma’s celebrated French drama ‘Portrait of a Lady on Fire’. ‘Parasite’ won Cannes’Palme d’Or before its Oscar victory.

But the international flavor of Cannes has worked against it this year. Because of the global spread of the novel coronavirus, even a virus – free France would have difficulty drawing – and keeping healthy – filmmakers, executive and press from around the world.


FASHION | Christian Loubutin Expands Nude Shoe Collection For More Skintones

The lack of variety when it comes to ‘nude’ toned clothing has been an ongoing issue for many. However, there are brands such as Christian Loubutin that are finding ways to expand their offerings to fit the needs of a wider range of skintones. In 2013, the luxury brand originally launched their Nudes shoe collection … Continue reading FASHION | Christian Loubutin Expands Nude Shoe Collection For More Skintones

TRAVEL | Saudi Arabia’s Al Ula To Reopen Including Ancient Site Al Hijr

Saudi Arabia’s major cultural and heritage attraction Al Ula will reopen this October and for the first time it will be open to visitors years round. Al Ula contains many archeological treasures including Al Hijir, the first landmark in the Kingdom to be listed by UNESCO as World Heritage Site. Al Hijir is the remains … Continue reading TRAVEL | Saudi Arabia’s Al Ula To Reopen Including Ancient Site Al Hijr

ICONS | Before She Became A Princess, Grace Kelly Was Known For Her Beauty And Talent in Hollywood

Grace Kelly’s star-making performance came in 1953 when she appeared in ‘Mogambo’ opposite Clarke Gable. After that, Alfred Hitchcock took her under his wing and made her the star of ‘Dial M for Murder’ and ‘Rear Window’, turning her into a household name. Kelly won an Academy Award in 1955 for her role in ‘Country … Continue reading ICONS | Before She Became A Princess, Grace Kelly Was Known For Her Beauty And Talent in Hollywood

CELEB | Kylie Jenner Said She Is Scared For Her Daughter Stormi In An Instagram Post Where She Spoke Out About George Floyd’s Death

Kylie Jenner posted a statement on her Instagram about the death of George Floyd and her fears for her daughter Stormi’s future. She joined the many celebrities speaking out and showing support for people protesting nationwide after George Floyd died on Monday in Minneapolis, as a result of a police officer kneeling on his neck … Continue reading CELEB | Kylie Jenner Said She Is Scared For Her Daughter Stormi In An Instagram Post Where She Spoke Out About George Floyd’s Death

HEALTH | As You Sanitize Everything Else At Home, Make Sure To Clean Your Makeup Brushes Too

In the age of coronavirus, the mere thought of your makeup brushes only having the potential to cause breakouts is a concern of the past. These days, most people are worried about all the germs lurking on their makeup products and tools, and how to properly sanitize everything in their makeup bag. Luckily, there’s a … Continue reading HEALTH | As You Sanitize Everything Else At Home, Make Sure To Clean Your Makeup Brushes Too

ENTERTAINMENT | Kylie Jenner Is Not A Billionaire, Forbes Magazine Now Say

RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA – Forbes magazine, which in March 2019 declared reality TV star Kylie Jenner had become the world’s youngest self-made billionaire, said on Friday that is no longer believed that her net worth was that much. The magazine said it reviewed financial data released by Coty INC, which bought a 51 percent … Continue reading ENTERTAINMENT | Kylie Jenner Is Not A Billionaire, Forbes Magazine Now Say

TRAVEL ESSENTIALS | Greece To Open To Tourists From 29 Countries From June 15

Greece said on Friday it will open to visitors from 29 countries from June 15, days before its peak tourism season begins. The countries are: Germany, Austria, Denmark, Norway, Cyprus, Israel, Switzerland, Japan, Malta, Bulgaria, China, Croatia, Australia, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Albania, Estonia, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Hungary, South Korea, Serbia, Montenegro, Romania, Slovenia, Slovakia, … Continue reading TRAVEL ESSENTIALS | Greece To Open To Tourists From 29 Countries From June 15

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s