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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."


From sunny Hollywood to rainy Northumberland: Nicole Kidman and Colin Firth film new movie

Far from Hollywood for Colin Firth and Nicole Kidman Credit: ITV News

Hollywood stars Colin Firth and Nicole Kidman were caught in pouring rain as they filmed their latest movie, The Railway Man in Lindisfarne, in Northumberland.

The film is about a man from Berwick who survived a prisoner-of war-camp.

For more on this story go to ITV Tyne Tees.

Colin Firth and Nicole Kidman spotted at Scottish railway station

Colin Firth on the set of the film The Railway Man Credit: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

Hollywood stars Nicole Kidman and Colin Firth were wrapped up against the weather as they started work on their latest film.

The pair were spotted on set in Bo'ness, Falkirk, where they are filming scenes for The Railway Man.

Nicole Kidman on the set of the film The Railway Credit: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

The film, based on the book of the same name, tells the true story of Scottish soldier Eric Lomax who was held captive and made to work on the Burma railway by the Japanese during the Second World War.

Lomax, played by Firth, tracks down one of his captors after the war and forgives him.

Nicole Kidman at B'oness railway station in Falkirk Credit: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

Kidman, who plays Lomax's wife, said she was looking forward to staying in Edinburgh during the filming. She said: "One of the great things about being an actor is that you get to live in a city for a certain amount of time.

"You really get to know it, and you don't feel like you're just visiting, so that's what I look forward to doing. I hope there's some good restaurants, I'll be out and about."