The american filmmaker named Spike Lee to preside over the jury of the next edition of the Festival de Cannes, which will start on the 12th of may in that city on the French mediterranean coast, as announced this Tuesday by the organization. For the festival, Lee, who replaces the jury in the mexican Alejandro González Iñárritu, "has signed many films converted into objects of worship and has contributed to the contemporary film the questions and the revolts of the era without ever forgetting to address the audience that, film after film, has raised awareness to their causes".
Along with the rest of the jury, which will be known in mid-April, Lee delivered the Golden Palm contest next may 23. The Festival, recalled that Lee raised his fist in protest, and paid tribute to Robert Mitchum, with the words "love" and "hate" engraved on their rings on their entry into the great hall of Cannes in 2018.
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"throughout my life, the happy things I have come unexpectedly. When I was called to preside over the Cannes jury in 2020 I don't believe it, I was at the time happy, surprised and proud," said the director, screenwriter, and actor, in a statement sent out by the organizers. Lee believes that this is the "greatest festival in the world" and said it has had a great impact on his career. The director ensures that it will be "the first person of the african diaspora who will preside over the jury of Cannes and a great festival".
Lee returned to competition of the Cannes film Festival in 2018 with Blackkksman after 22 years of absence, a film in which he infiltrated the Ku Klux Klan and that he won the Grand Prix, before delivering his first Oscar, for best screenplay.
The Festival, recalled that Spike Lee's "is more than ever appreciated" and that Cannes, "land of welcome natural is a speaker world to those who awaken the spirits and put into question every one of their stances and their beliefs." In 1986, Lee won the youth prize in section Directors ' Fortnight of Cannes with his first film, She's Gotta Have It and the next year, Do the Right Thing was in the official selection. In 1991 he returned to the competition with Jungle Fever and their film again seen at Cannes in 1996, Girl 6, shown out of competition, three years later, with Summer of Sam, at the Directors 'Fortnight, and in 2002 Ten Minutes Older", in A certain look
Jeremy Irons will preside over the jury of the next Berlinale
The british actor Jeremy Irons will preside over the jury of next Berlin Film Festival (Berlinale), as they have announced this Thursday, January 9th, the organizers of the event in the German capital. The festival's artistic director, Carlo Chatrian, it has indicated that it valued at Irons much as a person and as an artist. "The iconic figures who incarnated Jeremy Irons and his unmistakable style accompanied me in my journey of film and showed me the complexity of human nature," said Chatrian. The Berlinale is one of the leading film festivals in the world alongside Cannes and Venice. The 70ª edition will take place between 20 February and 1 march. Last year, the jury was chaired by French actress Juliette Binoche.Updated Date: 14 January 2020, 09:00