Quentin Tarantino’s latest release will see its first screening at the Cannes Film Festival.
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood — Tarantino's highly upcoming directorial feature — is set to premiere at Cannes as one of the contenders in the 2019 French film festival.
On April 18, while announcing the initial slate of films participating for Cannes’ prestigious Palme d’Or prize last month, festival director, Thierry Frémaux revealed that Tarantino's upcoming movie was “not ready” for a public screening due to its lengthy post-production process.
Once Upon A Time In Hollywood is confirmed to have its premiere at Cannes Film Festival, 2019.SOURCE: Movie Web
Fremaux explained, “But, Quentin Tarantino, who has not left the editing room in four months, is a real, loyal and punctual child of Cannes! Like for Inglourious Basterds, he’ll definitely be there — 25 years after the Palme d'Or for Pulp Fiction.”
Thierry also said that Tarantino's 9th film will be presented in 35mm — as a “love letter to the Hollywood of his childhood” as well as a “rock music tour” of 1969 America.
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The film follows Leonardo DiCaprio as a fading television star, Rick Dalton, and Brad Pitt as his stunt double, Cliff Booth, as they navigate through the struggles of a rapidly changing broadway industry — all while revealing the secrets of Charles Manson family which relates to the death of actress Sharon Tate, played by Margot Robbie in the movie.
Margot Robbie is portraying Sharon Tate in Once Upon A Time In Hollywood.SOURCE: Ain't It Cool
“I can’t wait for the world to see Brad’s performance in this,” Tarantino’s producer Shannon McIntosh told EW. “He’s so wonderful and charismatic and I think he is the Brad that people fell in love with years ago. Especially when he’s going toe-to-toe with Leo, his performance is amazing, he looks great and I think people will be reminded why he is the movie star that we know he is.”
In addition to Once Upon a Time joining the Cannes lineup, Palme d’Or-winning filmmaker Abdellatif Kechiche (from the spotlight of Blue is the Warmest Color, 2013) will also return to the Croisette with his latest, four-hour project about French youth in the ’90s called Mektoub, My Love: Intermezzo.
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Often known as a notorious director, Gaspar Noé (from Love, Climax) will also revisit Cannes out-of-competition with his witch drama Lux Æterna starring Charlotte Gainsbourg.
Actor-director, Gael García Bernal (Y Tu Mamá También) will also appear in the festival for his Mexican-set drama Chicuarotes. In fact, the featurette will bow as a special screening outside the main competition.
Gael Garcia Gabriel, the voice actor from Coco (2017) will also appear at the Cannes Film Festival.
Previously announced films screening at Cannes include Jim Jarmusch’s ensemble zombie movie The Dead Don’t Die, Pedro Almodovar-directed Pain and Glory starring Antonio Banderas and Penelope Cruz, Elton John biopic Rocketman, and the Isabelle Huppert-starrer Frankie, from the helmsman Ira Sachs.
Academy winning director, Alejandro González Iñárritu will be involved as one of the head competition juries, and will award the 2019 Palme d’Or to one of the 22 films vying for the coveted award, while Capernaum director Nadine Labaki and French filmmaker Claire Denis (High Life) will guide the Un Certain Regard and Cinéfondation juries.
The 2019 Cannes Film Festival will run from May 14-25.
Following its Croisette premiere, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood will have its theatrical release on July 26, 2019.