South Korean director Bong Joon-ho celebrates winning the Palme d’Or for his film Parasite at last year’s Cannes Film Festival. This year’s prestigious film event has been postponed. Photo: ReutersSouth Korean director Bong Joon-ho celebrates winning the Palme d’Or for his film Parasite at last year’s Cannes Film Festival. This year’s prestigious film event has been postponed. Photo: Reuters
South Korean director Bong Joon-ho celebrates winning the Palme d’Or for his film Parasite at last year’s Cannes Film Festival. This year’s prestigious film event has been postponed. Photo: Reuters

Cannes Film Festival postponed due to coronavirus pandemic; instead of May, organisers aim for new date in June or July

  • The festival in southern France, considered the most prestigious in the world, was to have taken place from May 12-23
  • Organisers hope to stage the glamorous event in June or July, anticipating tough measures world is taking will mean outbreak is on the wane by then

Topic |   Cannes Film Festival
South Korean director Bong Joon-ho celebrates winning the Palme d’Or for his film Parasite at last year’s Cannes Film Festival. This year’s prestigious film event has been postponed. Photo: ReutersSouth Korean director Bong Joon-ho celebrates winning the Palme d’Or for his film Parasite at last year’s Cannes Film Festival. This year’s prestigious film event has been postponed. Photo: Reuters
South Korean director Bong Joon-ho celebrates winning the Palme d’Or for his film Parasite at last year’s Cannes Film Festival. This year’s prestigious film event has been postponed. Photo: Reuters
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