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A star fades out at Cannes

May 23, 2014 6:00 AM

[CANNES] Each year, as stars ascend the red-carpeted steps here, a reserved gentleman in a bespoke Agnès B tuxedo is there to receive them. He is Gilles Jacob, and after more than 35 years at the Cannes Film Festival, the last 15 as president, he is alighting from those steps and retiring.

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