Cannes: Quentin Tarantino, Uma Thurman to Host 'Pulp Fiction' Screening (Exclusive)

The "Pulp Fiction" cast at the Cannes film festival in 1994.
The "Pulp Fiction" cast at the Cannes film festival in 1994.
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CANNES -- Quentin Tarantino and his Pulp Fiction leading lady, Uma Thurman, are returning to the scene of the crime.

The duo will host a special screening of the film at the Cannes Film Festival on May 23, exactly two decades after the cult classic won the festival's top prize, the Palme d'Or, in 1994, thrusting Tarantino and Thurman onto the world stage.

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In 1995, Tarantino and Roger Avary won the Academy Award for best screenplay for Pulp Fiction.

While it was previously announced that Pulp Fiction would celebrate its 20th anniversary at Cannes, Tarantino's and Thurman's involvement wasn't known. Thurman is flying in for the festivities, while Tarantino was already scheduled to be at the festival for a 50th anniversary showing of Sergio Leone's A Fistful of Dollars on May 24.

Thurman and Tarantino will attend a cocktail reception at the Majestic Hotel prior to the screening of Pulp Fiction, which the director will introduce.

 

 

 

 

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the birth of the Spaghetti Western in 1964, the Festival de Cannes will be showing A Fistful of Dollars directed by Sergio Leone that same year and starring Clint Eastwood and Gian Maria Volontè. The film will be screened on Saturday 24th May, after the prizes have been awarded, using the exceptional new copy restored by the Cineteca di Bologna.

The event will be hosted by Quentin Tarantino, a great admirer of Sergio Leone, who has always been open about how much his own film making owes to the influence of the Western’s great Italian masters.

The restoration of A Fistful of Dollars was undertaken by the Cineteca di Bologna and Unidis Jolly Film (the film’s original producer and distributor) with the involvement of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and Martin Scorsese’s Film Foundation. The work was carried out by the Immagine Ritrovata film restoration laboratory.

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