Tuesday, October 15, 2019

CANNES FILM FESTIVAL’S JACOB TO RETIRE

May 8, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

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. In an interview with the newspaper Nice Matin, the 83-year-old Jacob said, “I promised my wife several times I’d stop. […]

STEVEN SPIELBERG AGREES TO HEAD CANNES JURY

February 28, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

After being courted for more than thirty years to head the jury at the Cannes Film Festival, Steven Spielberg has agreed to do so when the annual film competition takes place from May 15 to 26. In a statement, Festival President Gilles Jacob said that ever since he screened E.T. as a world premiere in […]

CANNES SELECTS U.S. FILM TO OPEN 2012 FESTIVAL

March 9, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

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, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, and Fantastic Mr. Fox. It also features an impressive cast that includes Edward Norton, […]

CANNES FILM FESTIVAL EXTENDS TERM OF 81-YEAR-OLD GILLES JACOB

December 21, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

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 65th festival, which runs from May 16-27. Jacob told the French news agency Agence France-Presse that he “couldn’t resist the […]

MALICK’S TREE OF LIFE TO BE PLANTED AT CANNES

April 14, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

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 opens on May 11. (The film had been expected to compete at the festival last year but was not completed in […]

CANNES FILM FESTIVAL TO PAY TRIBUTE TO BERTOLUCCI

April 11, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

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 a director, the festival said, in 2002 to Woody Allen and in 2009 to Clint Eastwood. However, it said, beginning […]