British director Stephen Frears has been selected to preside as president of the jury at the Cannes Film Festival in May, festival organizers announced Thursday. Frears, whose latest film, The Queen, has received numerous awards nominations and critical acclaim, said in a statement that his selection was "an honor, but it's also a treat to be able to watch terrific films from all over the world in such heady surroundings. God save Cannes! (as well as the queen)." "Queen" was spelled in lower-case.