American Spike Lee, known for his anti-racism films, He will chair the jury for the next session of the Cannes Film Festival, The role he was chosen for last year but was unable to play due to being canceled due to the pandemic.
“During all these months of uncertainty, Spike Lee never stopped cheering us on. This support has finally come and we cannot count on a more powerful character to question ourselves about this hectic time, ”the competition president said this Tuesday in a statement, Pierre Lescure. Your General Delegate, Thierry FremeauLee’s enthusiasm and passion for the movie, he added, gave them the energy boost they needed to prepare “The great festival that everyone awaits.”
The city of Cannes has announced its seventy-fourth date between 6 and 17 July, with a known timetable beginning in June Whereas, Lee could not exercise his position in 2020- He will replace Mexican Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu as chair of the jury. When he was appointed chair of the jury last year, the director assured at the time that he would be “the first person from the African diaspora to chair the jury of Cannes and a wonderful festival” and said Cannes is “the biggest festival in the world”. the world. And the region “shaped” his career in world cinema.
As evidence of this link to the competition, In 1986 he took his first movie there, You should get it, Which won the Youth Award in Directors’ Week, a division parallel to the festival, and in 1989 Do right She appeared in the official competition. In 1991 he competed with Jungle fever Cinema was seen again at the 1996 Cannes Film Festival with Girl 6Three years later, expected out of competition with Sam’s summer In two weeks for directors, and in 2002 with Ten minutes older, In a specific form. Lee returned to Cannes in 2018 with BlacKkKlansman, The movie he narrated A strange case of remote infiltration in the Ku Klux Klan And that he won the top prize, before giving him his first Oscar for best screenplay.