Spike Lee Bashes 'Motherf**ker' Donald Trump at Cannes Film Festival

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"We have a guy in the White House - I'm not gonna say his f-ing name - who defined that moment not just for Americans but the world, and that motherfu-er was given the chance to say we are about love, not hate".

According to reports, the audience gave the film a six minute standing ovation following its screening at the prestigious film festival.

Spike Lee's satirical movie about the Ku Klux Klan may be set in the 1970s, but it is really about the deadly racism that is still prevalent in the United States, the director said on Tuesday in Cannes.

Lee then pivoted to Trump's response to the march, and the President's suggestion that there were "very fine people on both sides" in attendance at Charlottesville.

Visionary filmmaker Spike Lee is no stranger to remarkable stories and with BlacKkKlansman he brings the incredible true story of an American hero to light.

"Determined to make a name for himself, Stallworth bravely sets out on a unsafe mission: infiltrate and expose the Ku Klux Klan", reads the synopsis.

You can read a full transcript of what he said right here.

Lee said that "BlacKKKlansman" is a "wake-up call" to show the truth of what is going on in the world. Spike Lee later used a Blackkklansman press conference to vent frustrations about the president with a "foul-mouthed" self expressive rant.

Right away, I knew that this had to be the coda for the film, but I had to do something first.

"I've seen the football, that attache case". That is not science fiction, that shit is real.

Speaking about the film with The Hollywood Reporter recently, Lee explained that the project was first brought to him by Get Out writer/director Jordan Peele, and he was immediately intrigued by the narrative due to the social and political climate in the U.S.at the time, especially with the Unite the Right rally occurring in Charlottesville, Virginia in August 2017.

He brags about the slayings to a confidante played by German actor Bruno Ganz, who played Hitler in Downfall - von Trier just can't let that obsession go.

As I tweeted following Tuesday's early-morning screening: "This artless exercise in torture porn, a descent into serial killer hell, serves no goal other than to induce revulsion".

Peter Howell is the Star's movie critic. Howell's accommodation in Cannes has been provided by the Cannes Film Festival.

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