All-star cast for Cannes jury
There are a great many celebrities floating about Cannes this year. But the concentration of bigwigs in the main jury has, in 2013, reached intoxicating levels of dizziness. Steven Spielberg is, of course, heading the posse. But even he must feel slightly ordinary when posing beside Nicole Kidman. Lynne Ramsay is one of five directors involved in the deliberations. Ang Lee and Cristian Mungiu are on hand. Look, French thesp Daniel Auteil has just arrived with the coffee and Post-it notes. The starriness of the panel confirms how significant this gig still seems.
“I’m going to have to look at the Sidney Lumet film 12 Angry Men again to prepare for the final day,” Spielberg said on Wednesday.