On Thursday, the Cannes Film Festival announced that it wouldn’t be taking place this May in Cannes, France, due to growing concerns about Covid-19. Lee was set to be the festival’s first-ever black jury president.
The BlacKkKlansman director, who turned 63 on Friday, said he agrees “100 percent” with the decision to postpone the event.
“The world has changed and it’s changing every day,” Lee told Variety on Thursday. “People are dying and France’s president has said, several times — I’m paraphrasing — ‘We are at war.