This year, Cannes is set to return for its 74th edition from 6 to 17 July. Because of the harrowing threats of the COVID-19 pandemic, the awarding body will acknowledge the nominees and winners online.
Before you gush over your favourite stars and films, we have listed some of the things you may want to learn about the festival.
1. The Red Carpet Is Changed Three Times A Day
It is not enough for the Cannes film festival to have just one carpet for the whole celebration. Apparently, the organisers change the two-kilometres long carpet of the festival three times every day (or approximately, 40 times during the course of the event).
This act has actually angered green campaigners around the globe. In 2013, the Greenpride association filed a petition to stop the overuse of the red carpet at the Cannes Festival. "For years the Cannes has been using up kilometres of barely-used carpet; last year one of the organisers was asked why they change it even though it’s not damaged at all, and he said ‘I don’t know.'"