From Cannes, May 18, 2004
Ã‚Â© ARIEL BARKAN
President of the Jury Quentin Tarantino was today awarded the insignia of the Officer of the the Order of Arts and Letters by the French Minister of Culture and Communication, Renaud Donnedieu de Vabres. The Czech-born director Milos Forman, in Cannes for European Day, was awarded the insignia of the Chevalier de la LÃƒÂ©gion d’honneur. The ceremony took place at the Plage des Palmes in the Palais des Festivals in the presence of the Festival President Gilles Jacob, Director General VÃƒÂ©ronique Cayla and all the jury members.