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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