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CANNES REVISES DATE FOR FILM AWARDS

February 11, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Last year’s decision by the European Parliament to move its every-fifth-year elections to May from June has prompted the Cannes Film Festival to rejigger its closing events. It announced on Monday that winners of its annual competition will be disclosed on Saturday, May 24 instead of Sunday, May 25. “The final film in competition will be shown on Friday 23 May and the jury will meet the next day to select the winners,” the festival said in its announcement. It added that it will close out the festival this year with a screening of the film that wins its top award, the Palme d’Or, on Sunday, May 25.