- Title: Heightened Cannes security blocks fans' view of movie stars
- Date: 16th May 2017
- Summary: CANNES, FRANCE (MAY 16, 2017) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF SECURITY REMOVING STEPLADDERS NOTICE/ SECURITY REMOVED STEPLADDER SECURITY/ FANS WITH STEPLADDERS FAN LOOKING ON (SOUNDBITE) (French) AMATEUR PHOTOGRAPHER AND CANNES FILM FESTIVAL FAN PHILIPPE BEAUDIER, SAYING: "I totally agree with the security, it's normal, but if it's for certain people, it should be the same for everyone that would be logical, I mean, that would be right. I never had any problems at Cannes at this side. We ask ourselves, the security, is not to say, we close the Cannes festival except for the professionals, except for professional photographers." SECURITY REMOVING STEPLADDER (SOUNDBITE) (French) AMATEUR PHOTOGRAPHER AND CANNES FILM FESTIVAL FAN MARTINE SANTORO, SAYING: "A bit revolted, of course, because our most beautiful photos, it was here, our most beautiful autographs, here, they (the stars) are really relaxed, they're not under the pressure of the red carpet. It's disappointing, but too bad, anyway, it's more and more, the festival, the stepladder, all this. We think, year after year, we had fun the previous year, because the security and all that, it will be forbidden." BARRICADES FANS FANS PUTTING THEIR STEPLADDERS AFTER BARRICADES WERE PUT UP CHAINS TO SECURE STEPLADDERS VARIOUS OF FANS SECURING STEPLADDERS
- Embargoed: 30th May 2017 10:44
- Keywords: fans ladders barricades security Cannes film festival
- Location: CANNES, FRANCE
- City: CANNES, FRANCE
- Country: France
- Topics: Arts / Culture / Entertainment,Film,Sport
- Reuters ID: LVA0016H38I13
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Cinema fans hoping to get a good view of movie stars were disappointed on Tuesday (May 16), after Cannes security removed and shifted their step ladders used to secure positions.
Barricades were put in their place and police officials will stand in front of them when actors arrive for the photo-call on Wednesday (May 17).
The 70th Cannes festival is the first since the attack in nearby Nice last July, when a Tunisian man drove a 19-tonne truck into a crowd celebrating Bastille Day on the promenade, killing at least 80 people.
The local police chief said the state has put in more resources this year than ever in the past.
But fans, like Philippe Beaudier and Martine Santoro, at their 28th and 20th Cannes festival respectively, were unhappy that their positions that were secured in advance will be lost and that they will not be able to get autographs.
The Cannes Film Festival runs from May 17 to May 28.
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