Thierry Frémaux, general delegate of the Cannes Film Festival, wants to be reassuring about the Covid-19

On the fifth day of an edition organized against the backdrop of the Covid-19 epidemic, Thierry Frémaux, the general delegate of the Cannes Film Festival, wanted to reassure: “There is no Cannes cluster”, he said, Saturday July 10.

“Yesterday, we did over 3,000 tests and zero positive cases. All this to say that the rumors of a Cannes cluster are unfounded. We are all very careful, we all want to be exemplary, that the Festival goes to the end, that the pandemic stops “, he said shortly before the start of a screening. “0 positive test. It was 1 the day before and 2 on average since the opening ”, added on Twitter the President of the Festival, Pierre Lescure.

Thursday, following the posting on social networks of photos showing stars not wearing masks during screenings, Mr. Frémaux stepped up to the plate, reminding festival-goers that their wearing was the rule indoors. A message from Pierre Lescure is even now broadcast for this purpose at the start of each screening.

The Festival is being held this year under strict sanitary conditions: wearing a mask is compulsory throughout the Palais des Festivals, and a health pass, vaccination certificate or negative test of less than 48 hours must be presented. to get there. A vast system of rapid and free tests has also been put in place.

Jodie Foster, his wife Alexandra Hedison and Adam Driver, without a mask, at the ceremony during which an honorary Palme d'Or was awarded to the American actress for her lifetime, during the ceremony opening, July 6, 2021.
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Léa Seydoux, expected, but tested positive

For her part, Léa Seydoux, who tested positive for Covid-19, “Awaits instructions from his doctor” to know if she will be able to go to Cannes, where she must present four films, according to a press officer who confirmed information from Variety. The French actress, one of the most anticipated this year on the Croisette, is vaccinated and “Asymptomatic” but tested positive several days ago, the source said.

By the end of the Festival on July 17, Léa Seydoux must climb the stairs four times, including three times for films in competition, next week: from Monday for The French Dispatch, by Wes Anderson, then for My wife’s story, d’Ildiko Enyedi, France, by Bruno Dumont, of whom she plays the main character, and Deception, by Arnaud Desplechin (parallel selection),

A health defense council, around Emmanuel Macron, must be held next Monday to take new measures to avoid a fourth wave of Covid-19 in France.

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The World with AFP