Once Upon a Time in Hollywood , the new film by Quentin Tarantino, will premiere at the Cannes film festival. The film was missing at the earlier announcement of the official selection because it was not finished yet, but is now competing for a Golden Palm. The Hollywood Reporter reports that Thursday.
Tarantino’s ninth film will have a world premiere at the end of this month at the French event, which is known as the most important and prestigious film festival in the world. Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is set in Los Angeles of 1969, the year after old censorship rules were abolished and more explicit films with sex and violence appeared.
In the same year the town was shocked by the murderous sect of Charles Manson, of whom actress Sharon Tate, among others, became a victim. She is played in the film by Margot Robbie. Major roles are also for Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt, who previously worked with Tarantino on Django Unchained and Inglourious Basterds, respectively . Once Upon a Time in Hollywood has an intended playing time of two hours and 45 minutes.
Tarantino won the Golden Palm in 1994 for his crime film Pulp Fiction and later returned to Cannes several times. Death Proof (2007) and Inglourious Basterds(2009) both participated in the main competition. Last year the director was still president of the jury. The Japanese drama Shoplifters was then named the winner.
The Cannes Film Festival takes place this year from 14 to 25 May.