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France's Cannes Film Festival postponed due to #coronavirus outbreak

France's Cannes Film Festival postponed due to #coronavirus outbreak
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Friday, 20 March, 2020, 11:45

The Cannes Film Festival in May has been postponed due to the spread of the coronavirus, organizers of the annual event in southern France said on Thursday.

Several new dates were under consideration, including the end of June, they said in a statement. The film festival, one of the largest in the world, was due to take place from May 12-23.

The postponement follows weeks of speculation over whether the festival, which draws thousands of filmmakers, celebrities and executives to the French city, would be able to go ahead.