The world’s biggest film festival in Cannes, France is back. For the first time since World War II it has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The organisers and local authorities were banking on strict coronavirus protocols and testing to keep the event as safe as possible. Celebrities required to have health certificates to enter the event and to be able to appear on the red carpet without protective masks.
Members of the jury, led by director Spike Lee, arrived last week. They started a marathon of 24 film screenings straight after the press conference.
The Cannes Film Festival is usually a hectic 12 days of screenings, late-night parties, press conferences and catching glimpse of celebrities. Parties were the soul of Cannes festival, but unfortunately they were postponed this year for the security reasons.
Celebrities arriving on luxury yachts with its excuisite entrance on the red carpet, Cannes festival is associated with the fashion. Even though the Covid-19 pandemic left the Promenade de la Croisette empty for a year, the famed boardwalk still stands as glittering and glamorous as ever.
Stars officially returned to the Cannes red carpet on the 6th of July for the opening ceremony and the debut film screening of Leos Carax’s Annette, dressed from embellished floor-length gowns to pants suits and blazers. Closing ceremony was on the 17th of July.