The jury that will decide what film will take home the coveted Palme d'Or prize at the 68th Cannes Film Festival arrives on the sun-drenched French Riviera. Bob Mezan reports.
As final preparations are made for the start of the 68th Cannes Film Festival, the jury that will award the top prize, the coveted Palme d'Or, arrived on the French Riviera. Jake Gyllenhaal brought a touch of Hollywood to the Hotel Martinez to meet his fellow jury panel members. He was joined by British actress Sienna Miller, French actress Sophie Marceau, and Spanish cinema icon Rossy de Palma. SOUNDBITE: Rossy de Palma saying (English): "I'm very honored, really very honored. Such a pleasure, I'm so happy; it's like a dream." Also on the jury, 26-year-old Xavier Dolan, who saw his film "Mommy" scoop the Jury Prize at last year's festival. SOUNDBITE: Xavier Dolan saying (English): "It feels great. It's the other side of the mirror which is extremely exciting. And I didn't think it would come as early on in my life, so it's very inspiring, we'll see. I can't think of a better preparation for the movie I'm about to embark on, to see like 25 films." The jury will be presided over by writer and director brothers Joel and Ethan Coen. The fest runs from May 13 - 24.