Cannes holds mo­ment of si­lence for Manch­ester

The Hamilton Spectator - - A&E -

Cannes Film Fes­ti­val said it will hold a mo­ment of si­lence Tues­day for the vic­tims of the at­tack at an Ari­ana Grande con­cert in Manch­ester, Eng­land. The fes­ti­val in­vited all fes­ti­val­go­ers to “show their sol­i­dar­ity with the vic­tims, their fam­i­lies and the Bri­tish peo­ple” with a minute of si­lence at 3 p.m. lo­cal time. In a state­ment, Cannes called Mon­day’s blast “yet another at­tack on cul­ture, youth and joy­ful­ness, on our free­dom, gen­eros­ity and tol­er­ance, all things that the Fes­ti­val and those who make it pos­si­ble — the artists, pro­fes­sion­als and spec­ta­tors — hold dear.” Dis­ney can­celled a pro­mo­tional event in Cannes for “Cars 3” due to the blast. Se­cu­rity has been higher than ever at the fes­ti­val this year, with in­creased use of metal de­tec­tors and an anti-drone sys­tem.

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