Home Entertainment Quentin Tarantino will return to the Cannes Film Festival to present a secret screening

Quentin Tarantino will return to the Cannes Film Festival to present a secret screening

0

[ad_1]

Four years after director Quentin Tarantino brought his film Once Upon a Time in Hollywood to the Cannes Film Festival, the filmmaker will return to the croisette.

The 60-year-old filmmaker was named an honorary guest for the Director’s Fortnight, which runs alongside Cannes annually, according to Variety. 

He will be in the south of France to present a secret screening on May 25, which will be the closing night of the Directors’ Fortnight, which follows his promotional tour for his book Cinema Speculation.

‘As an exceptional and generous cinephile, Tarantino is at home at the Fortnight. He will be our guest this year to present a secret screening and discuss his counter-history of cinema,’ a statement from the Directors’ Fortnight read.

‘In 1969, in Cannes, the Directors’ Fortnight was born, a counter-programming of free-spirited films from all over the world. In 1969, in California, a new generation of filmmakers rose against old Hollywood,’ the statement continued.

QT: Four years after director Quentin Tarantino brought his film Once Upon a Time in Hollywood to the Cannes Film Festival, the filmmaker will return to the croisette

QT: Four years after director Quentin Tarantino brought his film Once Upon a Time in Hollywood to the Cannes Film Festival, the filmmaker will return to the croisette

Present: He will be in the south of France to present a secret screening on May 25, which will be the closing night of the Directors' Fortnight, which follows his promotional tour for his book Cinema Speculation

Present: He will be in the south of France to present a secret screening on May 25, which will be the closing night of the Directors’ Fortnight, which follows his promotional tour for his book Cinema Speculation 

‘Of this, Quentin Tarantino has recently published a captivating analysis in a critical essay on 1970s cinema,’ the statement added.

The Directors’ Fortnight statement concluded with a possible hint of what the secret screening could be, adding there will be, ‘a rockabilly vibe on closing day.’

The filmmaker has a long history with Cannes, with six of his nine feature films being featured in competition.

Tarantino has been promoting his new book Cinema Speculation, with stops in Paris, London and Amsterdam recently. 

It was reported last month that the filmmaker is preparing to make his final film, which will be called The Movie Critic. 

Early reports revealed the project will be set in late 1970s Los Angeles, centering on a female movie critics.

Early speculation posited that the film would center on Pauline Kael, one of Tarantino’s favorite critics, with his book Cinema Speculation said to be inspired by Kael’s own film essays

However, the filmmaker confirmed at a Cinema Speculation Q&A in Paris that it would not revolve around Kael, though he confirmed it would be set in the year 1977.

Director: 'Of this, Quentin Tarantino has recently published a captivating analysis in a critical essay on 1970s cinema,' the statement added

Director: ‘Of this, Quentin Tarantino has recently published a captivating analysis in a critical essay on 1970s cinema,’ the statement added

Promoting: Tarantino has been promoting his new book Cinema Speculation, with stops in Paris, London and Amsterdam (above) recently

Promoting: Tarantino has been promoting his new book Cinema Speculation, with stops in Paris, London and Amsterdam (above) recently

That was the year that the first Star Wars film was unleashed on the world, and was also around the time when what became known as the ‘American New Wave’ of cinema was coming into prominence with iconic films from Martin Scorsese, Francis Ford Coppola, Steven Spielberg and George Lucas. 

As with most of Tarantino’s recent projects, there is no studio home in place yet, though sources claim the project could go out to buyers this week.

Sony is considered a front-runner for the project, not only because the studio distributed his last film, 2019’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, but because they also gave Tarantino a unique deal where the copyright to the film reverts back to him after a certain period of time.

That deal put Tarantino in an elite group of filmmakers who film rights reverted back to them, including George Lucas, Mel Gibson, Peter Jackson and Richard Linklater.

Sources claimed in 2019, just before Once Upon a Time in Hollywood hit theaters, that the copyright ownership reverts back to Tarantino after 30 years, though others claimed it was 20 years or even 10 years.

The copyright ownership was the sticking point for Warner Bros., the other studio bidding for Once Upon a Time in Hollywood back in 2017.

One source claimed that Warner Bros. wouldn’t do that, ‘because then they would have to give Christopher Nolan that same deal.’ 

Production is scheduled to begin on The Movie Critic sometime this fall, though no casting has been announced quite yet.

Production: Production is scheduled to begin on The Movie Critic sometime this fall, though no casting has been announced quite yet

Production: Production is scheduled to begin on The Movie Critic sometime this fall, though no casting has been announced quite yet

[ad_2]

Source link