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Spielberg confirmed as president of Cannes Film Festival 2013!

Those of you with a property in Cannes will no doubt be looking forward to making the most of your Cannes holiday home for this year’s Cannes Film Festival! It was announced last week that Oscar-winning director Steven Spielberg is to be President of the Jury at the 66th Cannes Film Festival, which is to run from 15th-26th May. Needless to say, this piece of news was greeted with much enthusiasm. Rumour has it that he has been offered the prestigious position many at least twice before but could not accept, so we are thrilled that he will finally be presiding over the Cannes jury this year.

Spielberg Cannes Film Festival

Spielberg, who has presented several films at Cannes, called his selection an "honour and a privilege". "My admiration for the steadfast mission of the Festival to champion the international language of movies is second to none," he added.

Cannes organisers said Spielberg's work cut across a broad spectrum "between entertainment films and serious reflections on history, racism and the human condition". Thierry Fremaux, of the festival's organising committee, said: "Because of his films, and the many causes he holds dear, he is year-in year-out the equal of the very greatest Hollywood filmmakers. We are very proud to count him among us."

Festival de Cannes

It was also recently announced that the Cannes Film Festival 2013 will be officially opened with Baz Luhrmann’s adaptation of the F. Scott Fitzgerald novel ‘The Great Gatsby’, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan and Tobey Maguire. The film will be shown in the Grand Théâtre Lumière of the Palais des Festivals on Wednesday 15th May. Looks like it’s set to be another great Festival this year!!

Great Gatsby

The Cannes Film Festival is a fantastic rental opportunity for those of you with an apartment or villa in Cannes. To find your perfect Cannes property, do not hesitate to get in touch with the Attika team, or see our colleagues at www.everythingcannes.com for more information on property rentals in the area!