Quentin Tarantino’s “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” has been officially confirmed to have its world premiere and compete at the Cannes Film Festival.
In addition, “Blue Is the Warmest Color” helmer Abdellatif Kechiche’s “Intermezzo” has also joined the competition slate, while Gaspar Noe’s extended short “Lux Æterna” will screen as a midnight session.
Tarantino’s film clocks in at a massive 165 minutes, “Intermezzo” tops that with a four-hour runtime, while ‘Lux’ is just 50 minutes. Noe’s short film stars Beatrice Dalle and Charlotte Gainsbourg as actresses on a film set telling stories about witches.
Tarantino’s star-studded movie has been widely anticipated as a festival highlight but wasn’t included in the official selection announcement on April 18th. Tarantino was said to be eager to be back at Cannes and was working hard to finish the film by May. Sounds like he’s done it.
“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” is expected to screen May 21st to mark the 25th anniversary of the world premiere of “Pulp Fiction” on the Croisette. It opens in cinemas at the end of July.
Source: Festival de Cannes