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CANNES 2021

Spike Lee re-enlists as the chair of the Cannes jury

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- The US director, who was unable to do the honours last year, will preside over the competition jury at the 74th festival, which will unspool from 6-17 July

Spike Lee re-enlists as the chair of the Cannes jury
Director Spike Lee

If at first you don't succeed... Although he was prevented from serving as the chair of the competition jury (see the news) at last year’s Cannes Film Festival, the 73rd edition of which, in the end, was not able to unfold on the Croisette because of the health crisis, US filmmaker Spike Lee has once again agreed to fulfil this role during the 74th edition (scheduled to unspool from 6-17 July 2021).

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"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 have given us a huge boost of energy to prepare the great festival that everybody has been waiting for. We simply can’t wait!" says Thierry Frémaux, General Delegate of the gathering.

(Translated from French)

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