'BlacKkKlansman' wins Grand Prix Award at Cannes

ANI | Updated: May 20, 2018 13:11 IST

Washington D.C. [USA], May 20 (ANI): American director Spike Lee's 'BlacKkKlansman' has been awarded with Cannes Film Festival's top awards, the Grand Prix.
The film is based on the true story of Ron Stallworth (played by John David Washington), a black Colorado Springs police officer who went undercover in the late 1970s to infiltrate the Ku Klux Klan.
Cate Blanchett served as jury president this year, with Kristen Stewart, Denis Villeneuve, Lea Seydoux, and Ava DuVernay all on the jury as well.
As for the coveted Palme d'Or, Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda received the honor for his film 'Shoplifters' (Manbiki Kazoku), reports Entertainment Weekly. (ANI)