Cannes gives Tarantino a standing ovation

DiCaprio, Pitt and Robbie soak up the applause

by Richard Mowe

Quentin Tarantino and star Margot Robbie
Quentin Tarantino and star Margot Robbie Photo: Courtesy of Cannes Film Festival

If standing ovations are any yardstick, then the red carpet screening of Once Upon A Time In Hollywood, unquestionably this year’s hottest ticket at the Cannes Film Festival, has been a rip-roaring success. Director Quentin Tarantino, and his cast of Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio and Margot Robbie received a six-minute standing ovation tonight.

The critical reaction may be more mixed and muted for Quentin Tarantino’s return to the Croisette, where 25 years ago his Pulp Fiction was shown and won the Palme d’Or.

The queues for the simultaneous media screening snaked down from the Palais des Festivals practically to the Old Port as journalists jostled early for prime position.

After the screening, Tarantino told the audience: "To my wonderful actors, producers and the studio that helped me make this movie. Thank you for being such a fantastic audience, for the first time we ever showed it to an audience." Earlier he had warned that spectators should careful of spoilers so the audiences can see it in a “virgin” state.

Among the crowd were Brit Tilda Swinton, Chinese actress Zhang Ziyi,actors Mexican actors Gael Garcia Bernal, Diego Luna, and French stars Guillaume Canet, Lea Seydoux and Gilles Lellouche.

The screening came after Tarantino yesterday asked audiences not to 'spoil' the film, more on that, plus 'in world' posters from the film here.

Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio greet the crowds for the first screening of Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio greet the crowds for the first screening of Once Upon a Time in Hollywood Photo: Courtesy of Cannes Film Festival

Share this with others on...
News

Down to earth with Alice Winocour French director to attend Glasgow Film Festival gala opening

Sundance 2020 preview Films we're looking out for in the coming days

On the crest of a new wave French director Jean-Paul Civeyrac looks back to the future

25th New York Rendez-Vous with French Cinema lineup announced Hirokazu Kore-eda’s The Truth to open festival

Sundance looks to future Festival skips press conference as chiefs talk of evolution and revolution

Terry Jones dies at 77 Tributes pour in for Monty Python star

More news and features

We're bringing you all the latest from Sundance in Utah.



We're looking forward to the Glasgow Film Festival.



We've recently been at Palm Springs, the French Film Festival and Tallinn Black Nights, Welsh horror spectacular Abertoir, the London Korean Film Festival and DOC NYC and the Valencia Film Festival.



Read our full for more.


Visit our festivals section.

Interact

Win a copy of Clockwise in our latest competition.