Spike Lee’s ‘BlacKkKlansman’ Gets Standing Ovation At Cannes | Film News – Conversations About Her

Spike Lee’s ‘BlacKkKlansman’ Gets Standing Ovation At Cannes | Film News

Conversations About Her

Spike Lee’s ‘BlacKkKlansman’ Gets Standing Ovation At Cannes | Film News

 

BlacKkKlansman‘s premiere at Cannes on Monday night was a triumph: Spike Lee‘s new film was applauded half a dozen times by the audience throughout the screening and the director received a ten-minute standing ovation in the end.

 

Based on a true story, BlacKkKlansman is claimed to be a response to the violence in Charlottesville: set in the 70’s, it features John David Washington (Denzel Washington‘s son) as an African-American detective who teams up with his Jewish partner (played by Adam Driver) in order to infiltrate and expose the Ku Klux Klan. During a press conference yesterday, Lee has expressed the desire to make to a political statement against Trump with this movie.

 

The 61-year-old director, who has premiered five of his previous films at Cannes, was famously overlooked in 1989 for the Palme d’Or… Will he takes his revenge this year with BlacKkKlansman?

 

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Just your typical French girl cliché : a fashionista with a child-like sense of wonder and a great passion for art, whose definition of fun involves reading literature in parks, writing old movie reviews, making sketches of strangers and debating with friends at sidewalk cafés. I am a 22-year-old business school student walking around with a head full of existential questions, driven by an insatiable curiosity and thirst for knowledge which constantly prompt me to see or do something new. As part of this discovery process, I am currently living in London for a few months before heading back to Paris and enrolling in a master in marketing.
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