'Once Upon A Time In Hollywood' gets staggering 7-minute standing ovation after Cannes premiere
When it comes to making movies, there's no-one who does them like Tarantino. Just think of how many great classics that guy has under his belt: Pulp Fiction, Reservoir Dogs, and Kill Bill to name just a few. But it's been a while since the release of The Hateful Eight, and fans of the great director have been getting increasingly restless. Thank god then that he has another feature all lined up, and if reports are to be believed, the film has already been critically acclaimed at the Cannes film festival.
Check out the trailer for Once Upon A Time In Hollywood below:
The movie, which was previewed to select audiences who were urged to keep details of the plot a secret, went down so well that it received an incredible seven-minute-long standing ovation from viewers. Tarantino and the cast, which includes Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie and Dakota Fanning, were welcomed by applause and cheers at the red carpet event.
Just before the preview, Cannes boss Thierry Fremaux told the audience: "It’s a bit exceptional because the production and Quentin Tarantino asked me to ask you not to discuss the film. They would greatly appreciate that you not reveal anything that would prevent audiences worldwide from experiencing what you do today."
The movie takes place in Los Angeles in 1969, telling the story of a television actor (DiCaprio) and his stuntman friend (Pitt) who end up embroiled in the Manson Family's murder of Roman Polanski's wife Sharon Tate. The movie is the first Tarantino film not associated with Harvey Weinstein, after sexual abuse allegations against the former movie mogul led Tarantino to cut ties with his company. It's set to be theatrically released in the United States on July 26, and August 14 in the UK.