Spike Lee doesn’t regret his International Film Festival mistake.
The 64-year-old American director and film festival’s jury president accidentally revealed the Palme d’Or winner on Saturday night after an onstage mix-up, according to time limit.
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When asked by award show host Toria Dillier to reveal the first prize of the night, Lee began discussing the eventual winner – Julia DuCournau’s French thriller “Titan” – which won the festival’s highest honor, the Palme d’Or .
Lee reportedly addressed the accident at a post-show press conference, Deadline reports.
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While the director of “Da 5 Bloods” admitted that he “messed up,” Lee said he was able to soldier on.
“I’m a big sports fan. I’m like the guy at the end of the game who misses a free throw or a kick. No apologies,” Lee said according to Deadline. “The people on ‘Titan’ said ‘Forget it about Spike,’ it means a lot to me.”
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Lee and Cannes representatives did not immediately respond to LBL’ request for comment.
“Titan” won the Palme d’Or, which translates to “Golden Palm” in English.
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The outlandish body horror film created buzz during the film festival for its portrayal of a female serial killer.
Ducournau directed and wrote the screenplay for the film, which premiered on Tuesday, July 13.
“Titan” in its 74 . It is the second film with a female director to win the festival’s top honor.–year’s history.