Spike Lee To Be The First Black Head Of Cannes Film Festival Jury

Spike Lee To Be The First Black Head Of Cannes Film Festival Jury

Pu Yi


United States legendary film Director, Spike Lee, to head Cannes Film Festival jury. 

The Malcolm X and Do The Right Thing director, Spike Lee, will be the first black film-maker to take on the prestigious role. Lee has premiered seven films at the festival. 

With COVID-19 still circulating at high levels in France, and the country making slow progress in its vaccination campaign, doubts remain over whether this year's edition will go ahead as planned from 6 to 17 July 2021, having already been delayed from its usual slot in May.

Lee, 63, has been a fixture at Cannes over the years, premiering seven of his films there and winning the second-place Grand Prix in 2018 for BlacKkKlansman about a black police officer infiltrating the Ku Klux Klan.

"Cannes will always have a deep spot in my heart," he said in a video message.