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Cannes Film Festival FAQ

Historically, the festival has always run in May for 12 days, starting on a Wednesday and finishing on the Sunday the following week. From 2018 (and beyond), the festival will now run Tuesday to Saturday.

The 73rd (2020) Cannes Film Festival will run 12-23 May 2020.

The last festival was the 72nd (2019) Cannes Film Festival which ran 14-25 May 2019.

For more information, you should visit the official festival web site at

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