- Title: A minute of silence in Cannes for Manchester victims
- Date: 23rd May 2017
- Summary: CANNES, FRANCE (MAY 23, 2017) (REUTERS) CANNES FILM FESTIVAL TEAM GATHERED ON STEPS OF PALAIS DES FESTIVALS FRENCH ACTRESS ISABELLE HUPPERT CANNES FESTIVAL DIRECTOR THIERRY FREMAUX SPEAKING (SOUNDBITE) (French) CANNES FESTIVAL DIRECTOR, THIERRY FREMAUX, SAYING: "We are here at a festival of peace, a festival of sharing. We want to reaffirm that as long as we are all here it (the festival) will remain. The people who were there last night at that music concert were doing exactly what we are doing here at Cannes, during the film festival, during other events that are everywhere in France, i.e. being together, rejoicing in freedom to love, and sharing our passion." FREMAUX SPEAKING VARIOUS OF FREMAUX AND OTHERS WALKING DOWN STEPS VARIOUS OF PEOPLE IN MINUTE OF SILENCE HUPPERT CANNES POSTER/ MINUTE OF SILENCE IN PROGRESS FREMAUX APPLAUDING/ PEOPLE APPLAUDING PEOPLE APPLAUDING VARIOUS OF FESTIVAL TEAM APPLAUDING
- Embargoed: 6th June 2017 14:52
- Keywords: victims Manchester attack Film Festival Cannes
- Location: CANNES, FRANCE
- City: CANNES, FRANCE
- Country: France
- Topics: Arts / Culture / Entertainment,Film,Sport
- Reuters ID: LVA0016I27RD3
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Filmmakers and fans at Cannes held a minute's silence on Tuesday for the victims of the bombing of a pop concert in Manchester, condemned by the film festival's organisers as an "attack on culture, youth and joyfulness".
French actress Isabelle Huppert joined Cannes Film Festival Director Thierry Fremaux and his staff on the red-carpeted steps that usually host smiling movie stars heading to premieres.
Cannes was already under massive surveillance due to a deadly truck attack on revellers in Nice, just up the French Riviera coast, last July, and gun and bomb attacks on a music concert and football match in Paris in 2015, and its police chief said security measures would be followed "to the letter".
Festival organisers expressed "horror, anger and immense sadness" at the suicide bombing that killed at least 22 people, including children, at a concert by U.S. singer Ariana Grande in Manchester, northern England, on Monday night.
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