Original Title: Une Journée Particulière

Production Company: Pyramide Productions, Festival de Cannes

Production year: 2012

Director: Gilles Jacob

Script: Gilles Jacob

Editor: Samuel Faure

Producer: Fabienne Vonier, Stéphane Parthenay

Running Time: 52min

Country: France

Language: French, English and others

Main Cast: Roman Polanski, Abbas Kiarostami, Wong Kar-Wai and many others



As president of the Cannes Film Festival, Gilles Jacob conceived and directed this documentary. Using archive material and official footage, Jacob follows 34 renown directors in their special day during the 60th anniversary of the festival, capturing a wealth of remarkable and unexpected images and sketching a unique behind-the-scenes portrait of this group of influential international filmmakers and exceptional artists.


Director’s Biography

Born in 1930 in France. Jacob is a critic, essayist and director. He has been working with the film festival in Cannes since 1968 and became its president in 2001. He has significantly contributed to giving distinctions to the directions of European auteur cinema.



2012 Une journée particulière

2008 Retour à Tullins-Fures

2007 Anna magnani, lupa romana

2003 Pour l’amour de Jeanne