Spike Lee doesn’t regret his blunder at the International Film Festival.
The 64-year-old American director and chairman of the film festival jury accidentally revealed the Palme d’Or winner early Saturday night after confusion on stage, according to Deadline.
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When invited to reveal the evening’s top prize by awards host Toria Dillier, Lee began discussing the final winner – Julia Ducournau’s French thriller “Titane” – which took home the top prize. distinction of the festival, the Palme d’Or.
Lee reportedly addressed the crash at a post-show press conference, Deadline reports.
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While the director of “Da 5 Bloods” admitted to having “screwed up,” Lee noted that he was able to persevere.
“I’m a huge sports fan. I’m like the guy at the end of the game who misses a free kick or a free kick. No excuses,” Lee said, according to Deadline. “The folks at ‘Titanium’ said ‘forget it Spike’, that means a lot to me.”
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Representatives for Lee and Cannes did not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment.
“Titanium” won the Palme d’Or, which translates to “the golden palm” in English.
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The bizarre body horror film created a buzz during the film festival for its portrayal of a serial killer.
Ducournau directed and wrote the screenplay for the film, which premiered on Tuesday, July 13.
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“Titanium” is the second film to win the festival’s highest honor with a director in 74 years of history.
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