The world's biggest film festival makes its COVID-conscious comeback

The 74th Cannes Film Festival - The Croisette - Cannes, France, July 5, 2021. A general view shows the Croisette with beaches and the Hotel Martinez before the start of the Cannes Film Festival.

The Cannes Film Festival is normally a hectic 12 days of screenings, late-night parties, press conferences and star-spotting. Image: REUTERS/Johanna Geron

Michaela Cabrera
Journalist, Reuters
Sarah White
Journalist, Reuters
Hanna Rantala
Reporter/Producer, Reuters
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Members of the media point their cameras at a giant canvas of the official poster featuring Spike Lee as workers set it up on the facade of the festival palace, ahead of the opening ceremony of the 74th Cannes Film Festival, in Cannes, France, July 4, 2021.
Top stars are subjected to rigorous checks, festival director Thierry Fremaux told journalists. Image: REUTERS/Eric Gaillard
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