All-star cast for Cannes jury

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - NEWS -

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.

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