The world-famous Cannes Film Festival is set to take place from May 16 to May 27 in the French city of Cannes, located in the Alpes-Maritimes province. The governor of the province has announced that the festival will host 120,000 attendees over its duration. However, in a recent decision, the governorate has also prohibited the organization of demonstrations in the festival area between May 16 to May 28 at 06:00.
In addition to this, the festival has also been threatened by a potential energy failure, due to the opposition of the General Employment Union (CGT) to the pension reform in the country. The CGT has been staging demonstrations across France against the reform, which has seen the retirement age gradually increased from 62 to 64. The energy arm of the union has threatened to cut off electricity during the Cannes Film Festival.
Despite these challenges, the festival is expected to attract a large number of film enthusiasts and industry professionals from around the world. With a lineup featuring some of the most highly anticipated films of the year, the Cannes Film Festival is set to once again become a hub of creative expression, art, and culture.