“We’re always sitting in personal private judgment of the films we see,”
Therefore it was time, the director figured, to take it public and accept the film festival's offer (made several times in the past, he said, though his work schedule never permitted it) to serve as the main competition jury president.
His cohorts will include actors Nicole Kidman,
Lee and Spielberg were both nominated for
Speilberg noted that it's apples and oranges to assess movies designed to get "as many people into the theaters as possible" by the same criteria as films compelled by more adventurous impulses. "Honesty" and "courage": those will be the key attributes in the competition titles as viewed by Spielberg's fellow juror, director Cristian Mungiu, who won the Palme in 2007 for "4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days."
Spielberg last came to the Croisette in 2008 on a less high-minded mission, accompanying the out-of-competition world premiere of “