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Cannes judges: What are they looking for in a film?

The Cannes jury have given their opinion on what they will be looking for as they judge the winners of this year's festival.

Director Steven Spielberg Credit: Briquet-Hahn-Marechal/ABACA/Press Association Images

Steven Spielberg said: "My opinion is very straightforward, we are always judging, we are constantly judging films we see at the cinema, evaluating them and trying to see what is radically new in them. Films are always in competition with each other for audiences' attention."

Actress Nicole Kidman Credit: Briquet-Hahn-Marechal/ABACA/Press Association Images

Nicole Kidman said: "I think that it is important to contribute to the celebration of film. I finally had the time to sit down and watch films. Cannes is a prestigious festival that has done a lot to promote the films in which I have acted."

Actor Christoph Waltz Credit: Doug Peters/EMPICS Entertainment

Christoph Waltz said: "An award is always the result, but the result of what? Good psychoanalysis involves both a psychoanalyst and a patient. We each of us have our way of carrying out our task and mine is perhaps more descriptive than Cristian's."