Entertainment 22.11.2017 07:32 pm

Cannes film festival to end decades of tradition

The Cannes film festival is to end decades of tradition next year by awarding its top Palme d’Or prize on a Saturday rather than a Sunday, its organisers said Wednesday.

"The festival is beginning a new period in its history," its president Pierre Lescure said of the shake-up, which he hoped would "rebalance and bring new energy" to the two-week jamboree on the French Riviera.

Cannes film festival to end decades of tradition
Cannes film festival to end decades of tradition

Cannes film festival to end decades of tradition

The Cannes film festival is to end decades of tradition next year by awarding its top Palme d’Or prize on a Saturday rather than a Sunday, its organisers said Wednesday.

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