The Cannes Film Festival is one of the most renowned and most prestigious film festivals in the world and no wonder, it gets so much attention.
Like the famous Spider-Man movie quoted, “With great power, comes great responsibility”, it also holds truly for this festival.
Cannes Film Festival will be on high alert and it will be made sure, the activities at the venue are carried safely.
Our Bollywood stars, Deepika Padukone, Sonam Kapoor and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, who will be present this year from India, will attend the Cannes Film Festival amid tight security.
According to the experts, even if the controversial presidential election is over in France, the Cannes Film Festival is coming up and the security threats remain.
If the reports are to be believed, blockades and barbed wire are among the new measures authorities are employing to thwart a potential terror attack.
While there were no incidents at 2016’s film festival and increased security was clearly evident, armed military and riot police patrols and police dogs were present everywhere.
The reason Cannes Film Festival will be on alert as there have been several recent headline-grabbing incidents in France that has led to the crisis.
This year, in a nationwide first, local Cannes police officers will be sporting handguns. In addition, 400 extra officers will flood the city, and plainclothes police will be dispersed in crowds. More than 500 closed-circuit cameras will monitor the city 24 hours a day and, in another first, large bags will be subject to searches along the waterfront.
Talking about the current situation, Mayor David Lisnard told a leading daily, “Times have changed. The police, whether national or municipal, are confronted on the ground with more violent and heavily armed criminals than in the past. The terrorist threat reinforces the new measures.”
The 70th edition of the Cannes Film Festival will kick-start on May 17 and will end on May 28.