Cannes Film Festival confirms that Spike Lee will be the President of the Jury of its 74th edition, which will be held this year from July 6 to 17, 2021.
Prevented last year due to the health crisis, the Festival de Cannes kicks off this new decade with Lee, described as “an outstanding President of the Jury, one of the greatest directors of his generation, as well as a screenwriter, actor, editor and producer.”
“Throughout the months of uncertainty we’ve just been through, Spike Lee has never stopped encouraging us. This support is finally coming to fruition and we could not have hoped for a more powerful personality to chart our troubled times”, says Pierre Lescure, President of the Festival. “His enthusiasm and passion for cinema has given us a huge boost of energy to prepare the great Festival that everybody has been awaiting for. The party will be great, we simply can’t wait! “says Thierry Frémaux, General Delegate.