• Spike Lee Named Jury President at Cannes Film Festival

    3 days ago - By Hypebeast

    Cannes Film Festival has announced that Spike Lee will be president of the jury at its 73rd edition. Lee will replace Mexican director Alejandro G. Iñárritu, who led the 2019 jury that awarded the prestigious Palme d'Or award to Parasite by Korean director Bong Joon-ho. Announcing his role, Lee added that "the Cannes Film Festival (besides being the most important film festival in the world - no disrespect to anybody) has had a great impact on my film career. You could easily say Cannes changed the trajectory of who I became in world cinema." Lee also went on to describe himself as...
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  • Spike Lee to Head Cannes Jury

    Spike Lee to Head Cannes Jury

    3 days ago - By WWD

    IN THE CANNES: The Cannes Film Festival has selected American director Spike Lee to be the president of the jury for its 73rd edition, scheduled for May 12 to 23. “I'm honored to be the first person of the African diaspora to be named president of the Cannes jury and of a main film festival,” said the cult Brooklyn-based filmmaker, screenwriter, actor, editor and producer.
    Lee's first movie, “She's Gotta Have It,” won the Prix de la Jeunesse at Cannes's Director's Fortnight back in 1986. In 2018, after a 22-year absence from the festival, he returned with “BlacKkKlansman,” which won the...
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