After its cancellation in the spring due to the “Covid-19” pandemic, the Cannes Film Festival is presenting from today a symbolic miniature version available to the public, through which the organizers seek to send a message of hope to the film sector that has been stifled by the crisis.
During this mini-version, four films, including two French works, will be shown during this mini-edition until Thursday, from the official line-up of the Festival de Cannes 2020, which originally included 56 films.
The performances will be launched at the Festivals Palace with the film “In Triumph” by Emmanuel Korcol starring Cad Merad, in the presence of the staff. The events will end on Thursday evening with the film “Les de Alfred” by Bruno Podalides.
Two other works are also shown, Naomi Kawase’s “True Mathers” by Japanese director Dia Colombegashvili, and director Dia Columbegashvili’s first Georgian film, “Begining”, which won the San Sebastian Festival award in Spain.
While the organizers maintained the passage of the participants on the red carpet, the invitees must, in return, avoid any interruption during this passage, as confirmed by the festival organizers.
And strict preventive measures will be imposed, including physical spacing and imposing the wearing of a muzzle on everyone. Although the event is available to the public, the number of attendees will be limited. The event, which before the pandemic, attracted 40,000 people from the Gaza Strip annually and nearly 200,000 spectators.
The festival will present the Palme d’Or award for the best short film. The committee includes, in particular, director Claire Bourget, actress Celine Salette, and French-Algerian director Rachid Bouchareb.
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