April 14, 2020 / 4:35 PM / 4 months ago

Cannes Film Festival will not be held this year in 'its original form': organisers

FILE PHOTO: A woman walks past photos of the Cannes Film festival on the Croisette in Cannes as a lockdown is imposed to slow the rate of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in France, March 18, 2020. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard/File Photo

PARIS (Reuters) - The Cannes Film Festival will not be held this year in “its original form” due to the coronavirus, organisers said on Tuesday.

The festival will nevertheless be made “real” in 2020, “in a way or another”, they added in a statement.

The film festival, one of the largest in the world, was initially due to take place from May 12-23.

Reporting by Dominique Vidalon; Additional reporting by Julien Pretot; Editing by Alison Williams

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