So, where's the Cannes Film Festival being held this year?

— Christina Aguilera

Fascinating Cannes Film Festival quotations

For many years I enjoyed the pleasure of cruising on my yacht all summer long and these were my best holidays. In mid-May, we'd start in St Tropez. I'd collect my bikinis from my home there and then we'd go up to Cannes for the Film Festival, on to Monte Carlo for the Grand Prix and then to Italy.

Cannes film festival quote I'm not interested in a realistic look - not at all, not ever. Every film should
I'm not interested in a realistic look - not at all, not ever. Every film should look the way I feel.

I always go to the Cannes Film Festival and it's just such a glamorous time.

Cannes film festival quote Great moments are born from great opportunities.
Great moments are born from great opportunities.

As a director, or just a film fan who wants to enjoy the festival, Cannes is the worst place to be. But it must be a paradise for distributors and importers.

The Cannes film festival is about big-budget films but also remarkable films made in different political regimes by film-makers with little resources.

Going to see Godzilla at the Palais of the Cannes Film Festival is like attending a satanic ritual in St. Peter's Basilica.

Cannes film festival quote To make a great film need three things - the script, the script and the script.
To make a great film need three things - the script, the script and the script.

Arguably, the Venice Film Festival is the second best film festival in the world, after Cannes.

Sundance felt like a natural fit. I love coming here, and I do think that this festival suits my films rather than most of the festivals I've been to. I'm not going to Cannes, you know.

I remember in 1968 when we were in Cannes, in the festival, and we were supposed to be there 10 days, and the second day the festival collapsed because the French, you know, film-makers raised the red flag in the festival and ended the festival.

I laughed at the whole Cannes Film Festival thing because it didn't feel real.

I remember getting off the red-eye when I arrived in France. I had a cowboy had on and some zit medicine, and there were like 15 photographers who jumped over the luggage carousel to take pictures of me.

When you make a film and it wins some award at a very select, very difficult festival such as Cannes, it's good for your fellow film directors and fellow citizens too. Because it shows them that this way is a real possibility.

I'd met Sharon Tate at the Cannes Film Festival.

I actually remember getting asked when we were at the Cannes Film Festival, what I expected to do next. I remember feeling like there was no way I could've imagined that something like Tetro would have happened to me.

When the film [Certified Copy] was in the Cannes Festival, I realized that the fact of having it shot in a different culture, in a different language, in a different setting, that wasn't mine and that I didn't belong to, gave me a totally different relationship to the film. When I was sitting in the audience during the official screening in Cannes, I didn't feel that it was my film.

Every year there's a jury at the Cannes Film Festival.

Getting on the jury is very competitive in France. Not because the French love cinema, but because they love to judge.

Each year we go to the Cannes film festival and I tend to have all my friends pile in the back of my car and we'll drive from London. The poor production company think they're only putting me up and suddenly they've got eight people sleeping on my hotel room floor.

Vincent Gallo has put a curse on my colon and a hex on my prostate.

He called me a 'fat pig' in the New York Post and told the New York Observer I have 'the physique of a slave-trader.' He is angry at me because I said his 'The Brown Bunny' was the worst movie in the history of the Cannes Film Festival... it is true that I am fat, but one day I will be thin, and he will still be the director of 'The Brown Bunny.'