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Harrison goes to France for festival on U.S. films

Harrison Ford said recent tensions between the United States and France could have a positive effect and feels no concern about appearing at the 2003 Deauville film festival, where he's the star guest.

"I think the Americans can profit from recognizing other points of view in the world," Ford told a news conference ahead of Friday's opening of the 10-day festival in the Normandy resort town.

Roman Polanski is presiding over the jury at the annual festival honoring American films.

"It's good to have a certain amount of tension so that one can test (his) ideas against other people's ideas," the 61-year-old actor said.

His next challenge, Ford said, will probably be another "Indiana Jones" film with Steven Spielberg, "starting to shoot at the end of the summer next year."