Joie, 'honneur et impatience à l'idée que #Cannes2020 se tiendra sous le regard du grand #SpikeLee ! // Joy, honor and impatience at the idea that #Cannes2020 will be held under the eyes of the great #SpikeLee ! pic.twitter.com/nDOzoYyBQe— Festival de Cannes (@Festival_Cannes) January 14, 2020
"This Festival (as well as being the most important film festival in the world - without disrespect to anyone) has had a great impact on my film career. You could easily say that Cannes has changed my path in the world cinema," he added. "In conclusion, I am honored to be the first person of the african diaspora for this role", said the director.
Director of do the right thing and Malcolm X, Spike Lee looks back on thirty years of cinema. The son of a jazz musician and a teacher, was born in Atlanta on march 20, 1957, but his great love is the Big apple. Is there, in fact, that he moved very young to attend the school of cinema where he teaches Martin Scorsese, graduating in 1983 with a short film. In 1986, he obtained a great success at Cannes with his first feature-length film, Lola Darling, who recently returned to Netflix as a tv series. Deeply proud of its origins to african-american, who was noted as the greatest exponent of Black Cinema, Lee has described the ghetto in do the right thing (1989, momination for the academy award for best screenplay) and brought to the big screen the story of the icons of black culture in Mo' Better Blues (1990) and Malcolm X (1992). He faced again the theme of different communities in new york in Jungle Fever and Summer of Sam (1999).