Cannes announced earlier today that Academy Award-winning filmmaker Quentin Tarantino (“Once Upon A Time In Hollywood” & Palme d’Or recipient for “Pulp Fiction”) will be an honorary guest at this year’s Directors’ Fortnight, running parallel to the 2023 Cannes Film Festival. The tribute, Q&A, and presentation of a special secret screening by Tarantino will take place on May 25th, the closing night of Directors’ Fortnight.
“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,” said Directors’ Fortnight in a statement. Much of this is tied to Tarantino’s recent non-fiction book “Cinema Speculation,” which is a collection of personal stories from the director as he recollects his time watching movies in the 1970s. Directors’ Fortnight launched in 1969, so obviously, Tarantino will have a lot to say when he visits the Croisette next month.
This year’s Directors’ Fortnight lineup was already announced here and will be under new leadership from Julien Rejl. Anticipated titles Ema Sasic and I are looking forward to include Hong Sang-soo’s “In Our Day,” Michel Gondry’s “The Book of Solutions,” Joanna Arnow’s “The Feeling That The Time For Doing Something Has Passed,” and Sean Price Williams’ “The Sweet East.”
Which film do you think Tarantino will screen for the Cannes audience? How do you feel about the shape the festival is starting to take less than a month out? Are you planning to attend the festival this year? Please let us know in the comments section below or on our Twitter account.