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Steven Spielberg to head Cannes jury

4 March 2013

Steven Spielberg is headed for the Croisette in May to serve as president of the jury at the 66th festival, Gilles Jacob and Thierry Frémaux confirmed on Thursday.

“My admiration for the steadfast mission of the festival to champion the international language of movies is second to none,” said Spielberg in a statement. “The most prestigious of its kind, the festival has always established the motion picture as a cross cultural and generational medium.”