Quentin Tarantino, the legendary director known for his cult classics such as Pulp Fiction and Kill Bill, is set to attend the upcoming edition of Directors' Fortnight at the Cannes Film Festival as an honorary guest. The tribute will take place on May 25, the closing day of the Fortnight.
Directors' Fortnight was established in 1969 as a counter-programming of free-spirited films from around the world, during a time of widespread civic unrest. Tarantino, along with a new generation of filmmakers in California, rose against the old Hollywood system during the same year.
The festival's new leader, Julien Rejl, has curated an exciting lineup that includes new films from Hong Sang-soo and Michel Gondry, as well as several English-language movies such as "The Feeling That The Time For Doing Something Has Passed," "The Sweet East," and "Riddle of Fire."
Although Tarantino's latest feature film, "The Movie Critic," is not expected to be screened at the festival, he will be presenting a mysterious secret screening as a guest of honor. Tarantino is no stranger to the Cannes Film Festival, having previously won the Palme d'Or and served as the president of the Cannes jury.
In addition to his successful filmmaking career, Tarantino has recently published a memoir and cinema theory book titled "Cinema Speculation." The book primarily focuses on key American films from the 1970s that inspired him in his youth. Some of the films analyzed and discussed in the book include "Bullit," "Dirty Harry," and "Taxi Driver," which may potentially be the subject of his secret screening.
Movie enthusiasts eagerly await Tarantino's secret screening at the Directors' Fortnight, hoping to get a glimpse of what the renowned director has up his sleeve.
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