When members of the 68th Cannes Film Festival jury met for the first time on Tuesday afternoon, they were told that they could create an award for the films they were about to screen. “Sienna Miller
asked that the prize be presented to her,” recalled Joel Coen
at a press conference on Wednesday afternoon that helped kick off Cannes. “Guillermo [del Toro] became upset,” Joel
joked. “If Sienna gets a prize, Guillermo gets a prize. We just met these people. It’s alarming.”
Regardless of that, the jurors seemed to get along just fine. As co-presidents of this year’s prize-giving committee, the Coen brothers dominated the conversation, offering thoughts on the moviemaking business, their lack of interest in television and what they were looking for as judges.
“It’s not that I don’t like TV,” said Ethan Coen
, when asked about an interview he gave to a French magazine about FX’s “Fargo