From filmmakers to actors and celebrity stylists, everyone was disappointed when news of the Cannes Film Festival being delayed made headlines. The COVID-19 pandemic led to the cancellation of several prestigious events, especially those that people around the world look forward to every year. In a latest and rather exciting development, is has now been revealed that the Cannes Film Festival is all set for a three-day special event, reported Variety. The organisers plan to honour the 2020 Official Selection through the three-day event and according to them, it will feature four films from this year’s Official Selection, as well as in-competition short films and the Cinéfondation’s school films.
Organised in collaboration with Cannes City Hall, the event will run from October 27 till October 29 and will be hosted at The Palais des Festivals. According to details, the event will also be open to the general public and a jury has also been selected to award the Palme d’Or for short films and the Cinéfondation prizes. Festival director Thierry Frémaux said, “The collection of four films from the Official Selection, the short film competition, the film school competition, and the dinners and meetings epitomize the happiness we’ll all feel to be together in Cannes in October.”
He continued, “The films of the Official Selection are currently playing to cinemagoers in France, in Europe and throughout the world. It’s a great sign to see them making a stopover in Cannes before we turn our attention to the 2021 season.” Pierre Lescure, president of the Festival de Cannes, also chimed in saying, “We are as delighted to see the festival hosted by the Cannes City Hall in October as we were sad not to have enjoyed its company in May. This is our way to be in Cannes, alongside its population and all the professionals with whom we work hand in hand every year.” Un Triomphe (The Big Hit!) by Emmanuel Courcol will kick off the three-day extravaganza. The film’s star Kad Merad will be in attendance along with other cast and crew members. Cannes Film Festival will come to a close with Bruno Podalydès’ Les Deux Alfred (The French Tech).