Cannes Film Festival: Tarantino, Brad Pitt and DiCaprio Rock the Croisette

(From L to R) American actors Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio set foot in Cannes on May 21, 2019 alongside American director Quentin Tarantino.

The director of Pulp Fiction, Quentin Taratino is on the steps of Cannes Film Festival, Tuesday 21st May, 2019 alongside the two Hollywood stars, Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio he meets for the first time in his latest film.

It was the most anticipated film of the festival. Superstars Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio , along with Quentin Tarantino which brings together for the first time in Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood , received a warm welcome Tuesday 21st May, 2019 in Cannes, as fans that early reviews.

The triumph of the festival-goers gathered in front of the steps, for some since the morning, was not a surprise. Especially since the two Hollywood kids have spent a lot of time playing selfies and autographs.

Less certain was the reception of the spectators of this first session … But they applauded the film for about seven minutes, which is rather very good – even if it is not exceptional for a movie in Cannes. A celebration of the room that brought tears to Brad Pitt.

“If you have to explain what a masterpiece is, that’s what it is! “Enthuses the exit of the session a spectator interviewed by the channel OCS, who relayed it on Twitter.

“It’s really magical, because in creativity, inventiveness, Tarantino is capable of everything,” says another.

American actor Leonardo DiCaprio (D) poses on May 21, 2019 in Cannes for fans.
American actor Leonardo DiCaprio (D) poses on May 21, 2019 in Cannes for fans. (© AFP / CHRISTOPHE SIMON)

“Love Letter to Hollywood”

The first criticisms of the specialists are also positive.

“The movie Quentin Tarantino was born to do,” says Deadline magazine’s Joe Utichi on Twitter , who judged the feature film “irresistible” and “hilarious”. “It’s the most personal film of Tarantino’s career,” said Jordan Ruimy of The Playlist magazine . A Guardian journalist considers the film “brilliant”.

Before climbing the stairs, the two stars each had a note for the director who brings them on screen and Margot Robbie , also on the red carpet. “Quentin is one of the last in the great tradition of cinema,” said DiCaprio, 44. “His movie is a love letter to Hollywood, Los Angeles and the movies,” says Brad Pitt, 55.

Tarantino paid tribute to the festival that launched it and gave him the Palme d’Or 25 years ago for  Pulp Fiction :

“Cannes changed my life. I came with Reservoir Dogs (in 1992, ed) as a small independent filmmaker and then went around the world.”

Visibly sated, the director did not make the show on the steps, as when he danced with Mélanie Laurent in 2009 ( Inglorious Basterds ) then with Uma Thurman in 2014 for the 20 years of Pulp Fiction.

No spoilers

Before the screening began, festival general Thierry Frémaux expressly asked the audience not to divulge elements of the plot, relaying the call made the day before by Tarantino himself.

” I like cinema. You like the movies. This is the time to discover a story (…), I just ask that everyone avoids revealing anything that would prevent future viewers to experience the same experience in front of the film, “he wrote on Twitter.

An instruction that was quickly betrayed a number of critics at the end of the projection reserved for the press.

On the screens this summer, the film is one of the most anticipated of the year. Because the filmmaker attracts both the general public and the film buffs, but also because he aligns two of the biggest stars in the world. “I’m a huge fan of Leo +. I am super tense to know it here. If I can see it I’m crying, if I miss it I’m crying, “said 24-year-old Anna, a 24-year-old from Barcelona.

In this full-motion 2:45 filmed 35mm film, which takes place in Hollywood’s hippie scene in 1969, DiCaprio and Pitt play Rick Dalton, an actor in televised westerns, and Cliff Booth, his cascade lining, respectively. In search of celebrity, their neighbor is actress Sharon Tate (Margot Robbie) and cross the road of other stars, such Bruce Lee and Steve McQueen.

Should he win the Palme on Saturday, the 56-year-old director will join the very select double-webbed club, alongside Bille August, Francis Ford Coppola, Luc and Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Michael Haneke, Shohei Imamura, Emir Kusturica and Ken Loach, also competing this year.


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