The Cannes Film Festival, which will run from May 14 to May 25 in Paris will kick off with "Broken Flowers" director Jim Jarmusch's latest film, "The Dead Don't Die".
The MSF vessel was stranded in Marseille, in the south of France, since October after Panama revoked the right to fly its flag following a request from Italy's far-right, anti-establishment government.
France, Portugal, Spain and Germany struck a deal to take in migrants from the Mediterranean rescue ship Aquarius sailing off the coast of Malta, the French government said, after Italy refused to let the vessel dock.
The charities that runs the rescue ship said its "only option" after picking up 58 migrants in its latest rescue was to head to the southern French port of Marseille where the NGO is headquartered.
Italy's hardline policies on migrants and refugees is not a good deal for anyone. Things are likely to take a turn for the worse as the European continent continues its love affair with right-wing populism.
Italy's anti-immigrant Interior Minister Matteo Salvini had earlier urged Malta to open one of its ports to a Dutch-flagged ship run by the German charity Mission Lifeline and then seize the ship and its crew.
The Aquarius charity-run rescue ship, Italian coastguard ship, the Datillo, and an Italian navy vessel, the Orione carrying more than 600 migrants have arrived in the Spanish port of Valencia on Sunday.
Madrid said it has accepted an offer from France to take in some of the 629 migrants from the Aquarius rescue ship following a turbulent week that saw Italy spurning people plucked from the Mediterranean.
Italy summoned the French ambassador for consultations, cancelled a planned meeting between finance ministers as the standoff between the two countries escalated over the issue of migrants.
France says international law required Italy to allow the rescue ship Aquarius to dock. The migrants and refugees are now headed to Spain. Meanwhile, an Italian coast guard vessel with over 900 migrants and refugees on board has docked in Sicily.
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