Spike Lee jumps gun at Cannes with ‘Titane’ Palme d’Or reveal

Spike Lee jumps gun at Cannes with ‘Titane’ Palme d’Or reveal
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  • U.S. filmmaker prematurely announces main award
  • French director Ducournau’s ‘Titane’ is violent fantasy
  • World’s biggest film festival back after break for COVID-19

CANNES, France July 17 (Reuters) – “Titane”, a wildly imaginative film about a serial killer by French director Julia Ducournau, won the top Palme d’Or prize at the Cannes Film Festival, jury head Spike Lee told the ceremony before the award was due to be revealed.

In a moment of confusion when asked in French to reveal what one of the prizes was, the U.S. film director read off a card and prematurely announced the best movie winner.

It was not the first blooper moment at an awards ceremony: at the 2017 Oscars, musical “La La Land” was incorrectly announced as best movie, instead of “Moonlight”.

Ducournau, 37, became only the…



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