France: Cannes Film Festival finally kicks off but with low Revenues

Author: Marie Clemence Cyiza Uwimanimpaye
On:28/10/2020 15:39
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The Cannes Film Festival kicked off this Tuesday after it was postponed in May amidst covid-19 pandemic, providing a ray of hope for the film and entertainment industry at large.

It is happening on its 73rd edition but it’s not the same as usual of course because of the covid-19. It’s more symbolic than normal film festival.

Different measures and restrictions have been taken, among them are screening outdoors, few number of participants and spectators, only four competitors and only is lasting only for three days.

Cannes Film Festival is happening amid Covid-19

However, the festival is not in its usual business as some of the measures to prevent the virus still hindered its activities which is making France lose approximately 940 million euros considering it is one of the big events normally that gathered together millions and millions of people around the world.

Different big events like different beauty Queens have been cancelled due to the pandemic.

Cannes Film Festival was postponed in May

Exberliner Magazine editor David Mourikund told Euronews that “the highlights of the festival will be "Beginning", directed by Dea Kulumbegashvili — already "best film" at the San Sebastián International Film Festival — and the comedy "Les 2 Alfred" by Bruno Podalydès””.