Over $1 Million Spent On COVID-19 Testing For Cannes Film Festival
Provided By - Video Elephant on July 21, 2021
The 74th annual Cannes Film Festival spent over $1 million on regular, free COVID-19 testing for its 28,000 attendees.
There were no reports of major outbreaks of the virus at the festival.
despite rumors that French President Emmanuel Macron was going to shut the festival down.
Thierry Frémaux, the festival's artistic director has described this year's festival as "exceptional".
We managed to pull it through at the right time and in conditions that were almost normal thanks to a protocol that was intelligent and responsible, Thierry Frémaux, Cannes Film Festival Artistic Director.
The festival was attended by many stars, including Timothée Chalamet, Bill Murray, Tilda Swinton, Bella Hadid and Matt Damon.
Director Spike Lee was the festival's first Black jury president.
'Titane' director Julia Ducournau was also the first woman to win a solo Palme d’Or.