The two men appeared very close during the Cannes Film Festival.
This is one of the striking images of the closing ceremony of this Cannes 2021. While she had started her speech in English, Julia Ducournau returned to French to express her gratitude and underline the importance of imperfection and monstrosity (that of his film, Titanium, and human beings). We then see Spike lee turn to Tahar Rahim. A few moments later, the two men are seated on the same seat: the French actor translates live the words of the director for the president of the jury, who put his hand on his shoulder. A moment of complicity which will have brightened up an evening which is also rich in surprises and emotion.
On Sunday, Tahar Rahim confirmed this great agreement with an Instagram post specially addressed to the American filmmaker. A selfie accompanied by a caption referring to the character of Radio Raheem played by Bill Nunn in Do The Right Thing. A nickname given to him by Spike Lee during the Festival?
“I am touched and extremely honored to have been your Radio Rahim during this magnificent adventure where you taught me a lot of things… Spike, you are a GREAT MAN“.
Tahar Rahim is on the rise this year. In addition to his participation in the Cannes jury, the actor had great success with the Netflix series The snake and received rave reviews for his role in Designated Guilty (currently in theaters), alongside Jodie Foster. Will this bond forged with Spike Lee lead to a future collaboration in the cinema? That’s all we wish for him.
Tahar Rahim at the cast of a romantic comedy with Anne Hathaway