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Cannes 2013: Seven Awesome Photos From Festival President Gilles Jacob

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CANNES - Most of the pictures emerging from the film festival in the south of France are from press photographers and paparazzi, but some of the most candid photos are being snapped by the festival's long-time president, Gilles Jacob.

Jacob, who turns 83 in June, is a film critic, writer, director and producer. He has been a part of the festival since 1977, first serving as general manager and then becoming president in 2001.

He created the Camera d’Or prize in 1978, and the Un Certain Regard and Cinefondation sidebars to highlight younger and new filmmakers.

Jacob transformed the Cannes Film Festival by staging an international media event, which has become the world’s largest art event.

Nicole Kidman with Ang Lee


Jane Campion with the Cinefondation jury


Michael Douglas waves at the crowd


Christopher Waltz


The Coen brothers give a press conference


The festival, its vortex, its brilliance, its stars, never forget the quiet beauty of the unchanging nature.


Gilles Jacob

Photos: Gilles Jacob on Twitter: @jajacobbi

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