Quentin Tarantino's ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’ Added to Cannes Film Festival
The A-list ensemble film wasn’t originally included in Cannes’ official selection announcement on April 18. According to artistic director Thierry Fremaux, it was still being worked on in post-production and there were no assurances that the movie would be ready in time for the festival, especially since editing 35mm film takes longer and is more labor-intensive than digital editing.
“We were afraid the film would not be ready, as it wouldn’t be released until late July, but Quentin Tarantino, who has not left the editing room in four months, is a real, loyal and punctual child of Cannes!” Fremaux said Thursday. “Like for ‘Inglourious Basterds,’ he’ll definitely be there – 25 years after the Palme d’Or for ‘Pulp Fiction’ – with a finished film screened in 35mm and his cast in tow.” Fremaux also described the film as a “love letter to the Hollywood of his childhood, a rock music tour of 1969, and an ode to cinema as a whole.”
‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’ is slated to premiere on May 21st, coinciding with the 25th anniversary of the premiere of ‘Pulp Fiction.’
Set in Hollywood during the late 1960s, the star-studded cast includes Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie, Emile Hirsch, Timothy Olyphant, Kurt Russell, Bruce Dern, Damian Lewis, Dakota Fanning and the late Luke Perry.