Cannes Film Festival 74 poster
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Cannes Film Festival has dropped the new poster featuring Spike Lee – the jury president of the 74th Cannes Film Festival. The poster features a cheeky photo of Spike Lee captured by Bob Peterson for Nike clearly showing that the largest Film Festival is confident about moving with the times.

Cannes Film Festival 74 poster
Photography by Spike Lee courtesy of Bob Peterson & Nike © All rights reserved / Graphic design © Hartland Villa

 

The announcement email reads as follows:

For the immense impatience to finally find ourselves again in the Cannes setting: the seaside, the palm trees and the silver screen, just like a blank page, that will welcome the films of the Official Selection…

For that curious look he is going to put on the work of his fellow filmmakers who bring us news of the World – of theirs and surely a little bit of ours too…

For this personal view that he has shared with us since his very first feature: shot in black and white in the heat of summer 1985, he was already shaking up cinema by imposing, even back then, his ground-breaking style, imbedded in urban and pop culture…

For this tender take he embodies as Mars Blackmon, the B-Boy in She’s Gotta Have It – a stereotypical representation of the Afro-American community that the film blows apart…

For his mischievous eye which, despite constantly questioning and incessantly rebelling for nearly four decades, never neglects entertainment…

… Spike Lee, citizen of the “People’s Republic of Brooklyn, New York”, is on the poster of this collector’s edition.

For 30 years, the tireless Spike Lee has been an astute chronicler of the questionings of his time, with a resolutely contemporary approach that’s never without a dash of levity and entertainment.

“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.

From July 6 to 17, 2021 on the Croisette, these 12 summer days will be a celebration of art and creativity, and full of long-awaited reunions. Preparations are in full swing with a large numbers of films are being viewed by the selection committee.