Jodie Foster and Mel Gibson
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Jodie Foster on standing by Mel Gibson

12 May 2011 Last updated at 07:05 BST

The Cannes Film Festival will be screening The Beaver which stars Mel Gibson, an actor brought down by scandal.

He plays opposite Jodie Foster, who also directed the film.

Jodie Foster spoke to Tom Brook about why she is standing by Mel Gibson and why she admires his work.

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