Fest prexy upped

Helmer Girod, thesp Auteuil also honored

Cannes Film Festival president Gilles Jacob has been promoted to commander of the Legion d’Honneur, receiving one of three medals handed out by Gallic Culture Minister Renaud Donnedieu de Vabres Sunday. French thesp Daniel Auteuil, who stars in Cannes competition contender “Hidden,” was made an officer of the Order of Merit while helmer Francis Girod was made an officer of the Legion d’Honneur.

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