IntlCinephileSociety president, European critic and film programmer Cédric Succivalli has been a fairly reliable source on matters related to the Cannes Film Festival. This morning he posted the following on Awards Worthy, to wit: “And every other hour an important cultural French event is being cancelled. If you ask me, [the cancelling of] Cannes is just a matter of time, sadly. The Italian scenario is just a matter of a fortnight end, probably even less.”
He’s basically referring to the fact that Cannes is fairly close to the Italian border, and more particularly the northern Italian region, which is where the Coronavirus (COV-19) is strongest in Europe right now, right up there with South Korea, Japan and China.
Thanks to World of Reel’s Jordan Ruimy for passing this along.