by Muthoni Kimani
February 1, 2021
The 2021 edition of the Cannes Film Festival will be postponed until July because of the coronavirus pandemic, organizers have stated.
Last year’s event was cancelled and replaced by a low-key affair in October showcasing short films without the A-list movie stars, directors and producers.
Hollywood superstars normally flock to the Mediterranean town’s “Croisette” promenade for the two-week extravaganza, the world’s biggest cinema showcase and a major market for the industry.
The palm-fringed town has been a subdued version of its normally glamorous self since the coronavirus outbreak. Many of its swankiest hotels are closed, as are its restaurants and bars.