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FILE - This Aug. 30 , 2013, file photo shows French journalist and television executive Pierre Lescure at the 39th American Film Festival, in Deauville, Normandy, western France. Pierre Lescure has been named president of the Cannes Film Festival, succeeding Gilles Jacob. The French festival said Lescure was elected in a board of directors meeting Tuesday. He will take office in July. The 83-year-old Jacob is stepping down after more than three decades with the festival and 13 years as president. (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau, File)

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FILE - This Sept. 7, 2013, file photo shows French journalist and television executive Pierre Lescure at the 39th American Film Festival in Deauville, Normandy, western France. Pierre Lescure has been named president of the Cannes Film Festival, succeeding Gilles Jacob. The French festival said Lescure was elected in a board of directors meeting Tuesday. He will take office in July. The 83-year-old Jacob is stepping down after more than three decades with the festival and 13 years as president. (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau, File)

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Gilles Jacob (left), president of the Cannes International Film Festival, and Artistic Director Thierry Fremaux pose in front of the poster for the festival's upcoming 65th edition, featuring American actress Marilyn Monroe, during a press conference in Paris on Wednesday, April 19, 2012, to announce this year's lineup. The festival will run May 16-27. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)

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Gilles Jacob (left), president of the Cannes International Film Festival, and Artistic Director Thierry Fremaux pose in front of the poster for the festival's upcoming 65th edition, featuring American actress Marilyn Monroe, during a press conference in Paris on Wednesday, April 19, 2012, to announce this year's lineup. The festival will run May 16-27. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)