Cannes 2019: As the international film fraternity descends on the French city of Cannes, we bring to you the facts and history of this prestigious film festival. The Cannes festival 2019 will start from May 14 and go on till May 25 this year. Cannes is indeed an important event on the world map of cinema as more than 120 countries are represented in it and their reflection of the medium of cinema.