Spielberg to Head 66th Cannes Film Festival

March 4, 2013 | By Kathryn Hamilton

Steven Spielberg, the renowned US director whose most recent film, Lincoln carried off two Oscars at the 2013 Academy Awards, has been chosen to lead the 66th Cannes Film Festival.  Spielberg has been a Cannes regular since his feature debut Sugarland Express premiered there in 1974.  His classic, E.T. also premiered at the festival in 1982.  Spielberg will take over from the Italian director and actor Nanni Moretti who presided over last year’s festival. Jane Campion, director of The Piano will head the Cinéfondation section and short film jury.

The Cannes film festival runs from May 15-26, 2013.

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