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They have decided not to cancel. We have selected for you a list of festivals which, despite health constraints, have chosen to maintain their editions. © Provided by Franceinfo
Des Vieilles Charrues in Avignon, the biggest summer festivals threw in the towel in the face of Covid-19. But some more modest events are holding up.
The 7th Canadian Film Festival is currently taking place in Dieppe. Originally scheduled for April, in full confinement, it was postponed to this weekend. A posture that wasn’t so easy. "It was difficult for us", recognizes Ben Collier, organizer of the festival. "We wondered until the end if we were going to be able to do it because the sanitary conditions and even the prefectural measures change practically from day to day".
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No village, no outdoor screenings to take no risk with the health of festival-goers, the 2020 edition will therefore take place entirely inside the Grand Forum cinema in special sanitary conditions (wearing a mask compulsory, distance social between moviegoers who do not know each other ...). "But we did well", rejoices Ben Collier, "because there are a lot of people who buy passes". An audience there to discover ten new Canadian films, including seven in competition. The jury, composed in particular of Fabienne Thibeault, is this year chaired by the Quebec singer-songwriter Daniel Lavoie.
Artists happy to be back on stage
In Blois, , the Des Lyres summer festival has been in full swing since July 18th. Concerts, theater, street shows and cinema sessions, there is something for everyone. This 14th edition has of course been modified from its initial concept. A shorter format, fewer shows, a program based solely in Blois ... the organizers had to adapt to comply with health rules. Efforts hailed by the artists scheduled for the festival who, for some, have not performed for months.
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This is particularly the case of the alternative music group Stuffed Foxes, which should have performed on the iNOUïS stage if Printemps de Bourges had not been canceled. "We have a lot of dates that have fallen and this is one of the few that remains", explains Léo Dumoulin, member of the group (synth). "It's been 5 months since we played, it makes us all very happy to be here", adds guitarist Germain Guilbault. The festival will close its doors on August 29 in apotheosis with fanfares, batucadas, live salsa concert and tropical groove ... in the strictest respect of sanitary instructions.
A lack of public
In Burgundy-Franche-Comté, the public of the festival Y'a pas la mer does not hide its joy at reconnecting with live performance, after months without cultural outings. "With my friends, we are addicted to the performing arts", tells us a spectator. "This year, we were weaned from shows. We missed it a lot." And even masked, the pleasure is still there. "It's a constraint, it's a fact. But it's still important to be able to go out," another spectator told us. There's no sea should keep people happy all weekend with readings and outdoor screenings until Sunday. A concert by the group Borruto Family will close the festival.
2 years before D-Day, the Allies tried to invade Nazi-occupied Europe — they failed miserably .
With their forces reeling around the world, the Allies in August 1942 decided to test German defenses in France. It was more than they could handle.Their target was the French port city of Dieppe, just 75 miles from the British coast. They would be the first Western Allied soldiers on continental Europe since the British and French evacuation at Dunkirk two years earlier.