Cannes Film Festival Sets Moment of Silence for Manchester ‘Horror’

“This is yet another attack on culture, youth and joyfulness, on our freedom, generosity and tolerance,” said festival in a press release

Last Updated: May 23, 2017 @ 4:16 AM

The Cannes Film Festival has planned a festival-wide moment of silence to take place on Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. to show solidarity with the victims of Monday night’s suicide bombing during an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England.

The attack killed at least 22 and injured dozens more, according to authorities.

The festival, which began last Wednesday under heavier-than-usual security, put out the following release:

The Festival de Cannes would like to express its horror, anger and immense sadness following the attack on the public and the city of Manchester last night.

This is 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.

The Festival de Cannes invites all festival-goers to show their solidarity with the victims, their families and the British people by observing a minute’s silence this Tuesday 23 May at 3pm.

Cannes’ 70th anniversary celebration takes place on Tuesday night at the Grand Theatre Lumiere. The festival continues through Sunday, May 28.