"J'ai promis plusieurs fois à ma femme d'arrêter," Jacob told the Nice-Matin. "Cette fois je vais le faire." That translates roughly into: "I promised my wife several times I’d stop. This time, I'll do it."
The 83 year-old is credited with creating the Camera d'Or prize as well as the Un Certain Regard and Cinefondation sidebars. His third-to-last Cannes Film Festival runs May 15-26.