In the Face of the Oscars in spring, Cannes will not change its dates

"If the Oscars wish to shift their ceremony in the month of may, they would be welcome to organize it in Cannes !" It is by this quip that Thierry Frémaux con

In the Face of the Oscars in spring, Cannes will not change its dates

"If the Oscars wish to shift their ceremony in the month of may, they would be welcome to organize it in Cannes !" It is by this quip that Thierry Frémaux confirmed to Variety : the Cannes film Festival will be taking place as planned in mid-may 2021, even if only three weeks, the disperse of the night the most glamorous of Hollywood.

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Since the Oscars have announced that their ceremony 2021 would take place on the 28th of April, and not at the end of February as planned, the event calendar of the planet cinema is upset. One by one, the ceremonies of prices in the us (Independent Spirit Awards), and even european (the british Bafta, and perhaps the Spanish Goya) line up on the new season of the price.

therefore, some wondered if this domino effect chamboulerait also the tempo of festivals, from Venice to Toronto, passing through Telluride, have consolidated their influence by positioning itself as a launching pad for films hoping to break through into the Oscar race.

After having had to resign his raw 2020 due to coronavirus, the Cannes film Festival didn't need to see so early clouds blurring the horizon of its next edition. The proximity of the Oscars raises the question : what studio and which stars will have the desire, the budget and the energy to resume a marathon promo three weeks after having parked their tuxedo ? Considerations that are not Thierry Frémaux. "The next Oscars will take place at the end of April due to exceptional circumstances. That said, our next edition will continue as planned in may to put the spotlight on the cinema of the whole world and welcoming back to the film community after this difficult year ", he says.

Sundance a position of strength ?

In normal times, the Croisette is already positioned well ahead of the frenzy of the season awards hollywood. The manifestation of the côte d'azur is an essential stepping stone for the feature films aliens who hope to earn a nomination in the category for best international film. It is of the Croisette where the wave Parasite and Pain and Glory. On the other hand, Cannes plays a more limited role for the american productions, even if it sometimes gives a boost as crucial as with the BlacKkKlansman of Spike Lee.

Updated Date: 17 June 2020, 09:47

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