The American director Spike Lee (62 years old) will be the President of the Jury at the next edition of the Cannes Film Festival, which will take place from 12 to 23 May 2020.
Lee worked not only as a director, but also as a screenwriter, actor, producer, producer, and his many films became a cult. The filmmaker brought the questions and riots of the era into contemporary cinema, without forgetting to address the audience who, film after film, was sensitized by his causes, is seen in a statement released Cinemagia. Lee is noted for making controversial films based on social and political issues. Spike Lee will present, along with the other members of the jury – to be announced in mid-April – the prestigious Palme d’Or.
In 2018, Spike Lee returned to Cannes, after 22 years of absence, with BlacKkKlansman – the anti-Trump comedy that won the Grand Prix on that year. The story is of Ron Stallworth, an African-American policeman from Colorado, who manages to infiltrate the Ku Klux Klan and becomes the head of the local branch.
“Spike Lee’s perspective is more precious than ever. Cannes is the homeland and destination of all those who retreat to consciousness and question taboos and fixed ideas. Lee’s flamboyant personality will shake things up, ”said Pierre Lescure, Festival President and Thierry Frémaux, the delegate general.
Spike Lee follows Alejandro G. Iñárritu, who won the Palme d’Or for Korean film Parasite Bong Joon-ho, which has four Oscar 2020 nominations, after winning the Golden Globe for the One best foreign movie. The official selection of the edition with the number 73 will be announced in mid-April.