Leia Seydoux has tested positive for COVID-19 and is “awaiting instructions from her doctor” to see if she can travel to Cannes to present four films, as we learned on Saturday from the press attaché, confirming the information. from Variety.
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The French star, one of the most anticipated this year on the Croisette, is vaccinated and “asymptomatic” but tested positive a few days ago, the source said.
By the end of the festival on July 17, Lea Seydoux is due to climb the stairs four times, including three times for the films competing in the competition next week: Monday for Wes Anderson’s French Newsletter, then for Ildiko’s L ‘Story of My Wife Eniedi, “France” by Bruno Dumont, in which she plays the main character, and “Tromperi” by Arnaud Desplechin (parallel selection),
The festival is held this year in strict sanitary conditions: wearing a mask is compulsory throughout the Palais des Festivals, and you must present a health passport, vaccination certificate or negative test result for less than 48 hours to visit.
An extensive system of quick and free tests has also been introduced.
So far, very few positive cases have been found, as the organizers said on Saturday: “There is no Cannes cluster,” said Delegate General Thierry Fremaud.
Festival president Pierre Lescure said there was only one positive test on Friday, and since the festival opened on July 6, an average of two.