Spike Lee is back! 

The iconic director presented his new film BlacKkKlansman, which was produced by Lee himself together with Jason Blum and Jordan Peele of Get Out, yesterday in competition at the Cannes Film Festival.

The work, which will arrive in US theaters on August 10th (October in Italy), tells the true story of Ron Stallworth, played by John David Washington (the son of Denzel Washington aka Lee's, Malcolm X), an African-American policeman who 1979 was able to manage going undercover, on the phone, in the upper echelons of the KuKluxKlan with the help of his white colleague Flip Zimmermann (Adam Driver).

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Although set in the '70s, the film, which develops as a comedy full of irreverent gags and provocative dialogues, has a strong connection with the current US political and social situation. It opens with a scene from "Gone with the wind" of America torn by civil war and closes with bloodshed on the streets of Charlottesville during the tragic events of 2017, recalling Heather Heyer, who died at age 32 to protest against the violent extremists of the "Aryan race", commented on by Trump with the unpardonable phrase "There are good people on both sides".

That's why Lee in an interview points out

"Groups similar to Ku Klux Klan are still active and dangerous. The world has gone crazy ... people must be moved by their certainties, racism is a global phenomenon".

A curiosity: according to an urban legend the last time Spike participated in the Cannes Film Festival in 1989, the president of the Jury Wim Wenders gave the Palme d'Or to Sex, Lies, and Videotape instead of Lee's Do the Right Thing, the American director did not take it well and threatened Wenders to wait for him in the hallway with a baseball bat ... we hope that this time things will go better.

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While we wait for the Croisette awards, let's take a look at the first official trailer.