Spike Lee is going to be presiding over a hot jury next month in Cannes.
The rest of his team has been announced and it’s very female-driven, and cutting edge.
Among his jurists will be Maggie Gyllenhaal, Melanie Laurent, and Mati Diop. The other women are Mylene Farmer and Jessica Hausner.
There are three men including actor Tahar Rahim, who is very much in demand right now after “The Mauritanian.” The other men are Kleber Mendonça Filho and Song Kang-ho,
This is a sensational group, and they will have their work cut out for them with a huge number of films in competition. It will be fascinating to see what direction they go in choosing the final awards, the Palm D’or, etc.
Cannes 2021 begins July 6th.