George Miller, on the work done by the Jury:
"We took into account the innovative aspect of the films, their capacity for wholeness and the quality of the directing. All the discussions we had were emotionally exhausting, but we were all very happy to be part of it. As a Jury, we had a marvellous experience and the work we did was rigorous and vigorous. It was an honour to work with so much passion and honesty."
Donald Sutherland, on the awards:
"We had to deliver a unified ensemble that we had built piece by piece, like a puzzle. I am really going to miss all this, everything that we accomplished here together, all the discussions, all the listening that each of us offered to the other members of this jury. It was remarkable to see how knowledgeable each of the jurors was about cinema. Every one of them had an extraordinary film culture, and I was really impressed by that."
Mads Mikkelsen, on the performance of Jaclyn Jose in Ma'Rosa, by Brillante Mendoza, and the place of women in film:
"Jaclyn Jose is a marvellous actress. She is not in a supporting role, but really a lead role. The answer to the question of women will remain the same in the years to come. We hope that the Selection that was presented to us was based on the fact that each of these films is a good film, and not because it was made by a man or by a woman."
Arnaud Depleschin, on his experience as a juror:
"I felt very happy. It is as if the Festival de Cannes had given me the opportunity to become a student of film all over again."
László Nemes, on Juste la fin du monde (It's Only the End of the World) by Xavier Dolan:
"I was very happy to see this film. It has remarkable ambitions. It is a very moving voyage."