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Cannes Film Festival's Jacob To Retire

8th May 2013

Gilles Jacob, regarded as the driving force behind the Cannes Film Festival, arguably the world's most influential and celebrated film festival, has announced he will step down in 2015 upon completing his current three-year term....

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Steven Spielberg Named President Of Cannes Film Festival Jury

28th February 2013

Steven Spielberg will be president of the jury at this year's Cannes Film Festival.The notorious director - who won the festival's top Palme d'Or prize in 1974 for his film 'The Sugarland Express' - will...

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Cannes Names U.s. Film To Open Festival

9th March 2012

The Cannes Film Festival has selected Wes Anderson's Moonrise Kingdom as its opening film on May 16. The film once again unites Anderson with Bill Murray who appeared notably in Anderson's Rushmore, The Royal Tenenbaums,...

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Cannes Film Festival Extends Term Of 81-Year-old Gilles Jacob

21st December 2011

The board of administrators of the Cannes Film Festival on Tuesday voted to extend the term of its longtime chief, Gilles Jacob, 81, until 2014. He had been due to step down after next year's...

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Malick's Tree Of Life To Be Planted At Cannes

14th April 2011

Terrence Malick's much awaited The Tree of Life , starring Brad Pitt and Sean Penn, is among the films selected to compete for the Palme d'Or, the top prize at the Cannes Film Festival, which...

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Cannes Film Festival To Pay Tribute To Bertolucci

11th April 2011

The Cannes Film Festival said today (Monday) that legendary director Bernardo Bertolucci will receive an honorary Palme d'Or during its opening ceremony on May 11. Only twice before has such a tribute been paid to...

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Directors Share Movie-going Memories

21st February 2007

Legendary filmmakers including ROMAN POLANSKI, THE COEN BROTHERS, DAVID CRONENBERG and LARS VON TRIER have all signed up for a Cannes Film Festival project to reveal what it means to go to the movies. The...

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Thurman Awarded French Honour

8th February 2006

UMA THURMAN has been made a Commander of the Order of Arts and Letters (Commandeur Dans Ordre Des Arts Et Des Lettres) by the president of France's Cannes Film Festival. The PULP FICTION star...

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Cannes Head Urges Jury To Focus On Film-making

11th May 2005

CANNES FILM FESTIVAL head GILLES JACOB has urged this year's (05) jury to focus on film-making, not politics, after anti-GEORGE W BUSH documentary FAHRENHEIT 9/11 claimed the Palme D'Or honour last year (MAY04). As...

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