At the 69th Venice Film Festival awards ceremony organized by the Biennale di Venezia Venice Biennale (Chairman: Paolo Baratta) held on Friday, August 31st, the film festival Chairman Alberto Barbera presented the award to American director Spike Lee.
After the awards ceremony, the world premiere of Spike Lee’s latest documentary ‘Bad 25’ at the 69th Venice Film Festival. On the 25th anniversary of the release of Michael Jackson’s famous album ‘Bad’, Spike Lee specially shot this work to remember this king of pop music.
Spike Lee was also awarded a Jaeger-LeCoultre iconic Reverso watch with a special pattern engraved on the case back.
Regarding Spike Lee’s award, Alberto Barbera, President of the Venice Film Festival, said: “Spike Lee has a bold and innovative spirit. Outrageous. His films are reflective of his own prejudices and stereotypes. ‘
For 5 years, Jaeger-LeCoultre has awarded the Jaeger-LeCoultre Glory to the Filmmaker with the brand name at each Venice Film Festival. It pays tribute to filmmakers who have made great contributions to the modern film industry. They are: Takeshi Kitano Takeno (2007), Abbas Kiarostami (2008), Agnès Varda (2008), Sylvester Stallone (2009) , Mani Ratnam (2010) and Al Pacino (2011).