Cannes film fest mourns Manchester attack with a minute of

A suicide bomber blew himself up as thousands of fans were exiting USA star Ariana Grande's pop concert in Manchester last night.

Festival organisers have confirmed that they will hold a moment of silence at 3pm on Tuesday as a mark of respect for those who lost their lives at the Ariana Grande concert at Manchester Arena on Monday night.

Reuters reported that "at least 22 people, including some children, were killed and 59 wounded when a suicide bomber struck as thousands of fans streamed out of a concert by USA singer Ariana Grande in the English city of Manchester on Monday".

Festival organizers also canceled a scheduled champagne reception to celebrate Pixar's Cars 3, according to Deadline.

The Cannes festival issued a statement expressing its horror, anger and huge sadness following the attack in Manchester.

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Dozens of festival staff led by director Thierry Fremaux stood on the red steps of the Palais des Festivals for a minute's silence, joined by Oscar nominee Isabelle Huppert.

She said: 'I think family is the reason why why we are here. But it is as well to defend our values.

"Getting to play a character who is strong but vulnerable, dark yet amusing, is intelligent but makes bad mistakes, for me that is a feminist idea in itself - that women can be all those things", Moss told Reuters in an interview.

Cannes Mayor David Lisnard assured festivalgoers that security measures were at their highest and that Cannes would continue to carry "the universal message of culture, in a spirit of openness". This is the message that we have to carry without weakness, without deference, without fear.

The Manchester blast is now the deadliest terror attack in England's history, surpassing the death toll of those killed in the 2005 London bombings.

  • Leroy Wright