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Is Spike Lee the president of the jury of Cannes 2020: Honored to be the first of the african diaspora
Will be Spike Lee to guide the jury who will assign the Golden Palm of 73mo Cannes film Festival and you can already imagine that will be an issue very political. The director of the american counter-current, which has no hairs on the language, and declares that no misunderstanding his positions antiTrump, has a long and intense relationship with the French festival, which this year will take place from 12 to 23 may. "When I received the phone call where I was offered the opportunity to be president of the jury of Cannes for the 2020 I was shocked, happy, surprised and proud at the same time," Lee said in a long statement on the festival's website.


"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).

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