Cannes 2021: a planetary blockbuster and details on the health protocol

Cannes 2021: a planetary blockbuster and details on the health protocol

A little less than two weeks from the announcement of the selection, Thierry Frémaux, General Delegate of the Cannes Film Festival, gives some details on the holding of the event next July, and announces in particular a “planetary blockbuster”.

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With less than 15 days of the announcement of the official selection for Cannes 2021, rumors and predictions are rife on which films will or will not! One thing is certain: like the cinemas which have reopened with a very rich offer, the Cannes offer will undoubtedly also be very dense, with many applicants.

As Thierry Frémaux slips with malice in the columns of Nice Matin, “between us we say that it will be a “Cannes collector”“. As in 2019, the selection promises to be of a very high level. To satisfy all audiences and create an event, Thierry Frémaux, general delegate of the Festival, has also announced the presence of a”planetary blockbuster“and”General public“.

If the name of the film in question has not been released, the predictions have already started: Die Can Wait, Top Gun 2, or Fast & Furious 9? Several blockbusters coming out in the course of 2021 correspond to this description …

In the columns of Variety, Thierry Frémaux adds that there are indeed American candidates. “We have seen magnificent American films and the selection will reflect it. When the studios offer us films, the discussions are good. In this regard, a studio made us a very good offer, a planetary blockbuster that will make fun for festival-goers. “

Will foreign film crews be present? “For many countries there will be no problem, for others it will take a few weeks. We are only mid-May”, he says in Nice Matin.

What health protocol during the 2021 Cannes Film Festival?

What about the health protocol? What will be the conditions for the Festival to be held while respecting current health measures?

“Like all events of more than 1,000 people, access to the Festival will be subject to the presentation of a health pass, that is to say either a complete vaccination course, a validated PCR test, or immunity. acquired, dating more than 15 days and less than 6 months. We will get used to it quickly “, explains Thierry Frémaux in the columns of the French Film.

Given the dates on which the Festival will be held, setting up a gauge should no longer be compulsory.

In addition, there should be no “distancing” or so-called hybrid festival, mixing face-to-face and distancing. “There will be no digital component concerning the Official Selection. The Festival is in Cannes, in the Alpes-Maritimes. Even if we want to develop the“ outside walls ”and strengthen our digital policy, the site, the archives, etc. . And if we organize, with the agreement of the rights holders, screenings in certain cities of the world, it will be in a cinema “, can we read in Le Film Français.

As a reminder, the Cannes Film Festival will be held this year in July, precisely from July 6 to 17, 2021. The official selection will be unveiled on June 3, 2021.

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