Quentin Tarantino’s ‘Once Upon A Time In Hollywood’ Debuts At Cannes
The film received a seven-minute standing ovation following the screening.
The world premiere for the highly anticipated Quentin Tarantino flick ‘Once Upon A Time In Hollywood’ has finally made its debut, with Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio and Margot Robbie hitting the red carpet for the first ever screening held at the Cannes Film Festival on Tuesday.
The film, which touches on the 1969 murders of several people, including actress Sharon Tate (played by Margot Robbie), had initially drawn criticism when it was first announced, however, it sounds like it just may live up to the hype after all, with viewers giving the screening a seven-minute standing ovation, and critics praising the film as "brilliant" and "terrific".
“Thank you for being such a fantastic audience for the first time we’ve ever shown it to an audience,” Tarantino told the crowd after the screening, thanking the studio, producers, cast and crew.
The star-studded film follows the story of "television star Rick Dalton (Leonardo DiCaprio) and his stunt double Cliff Booth (Brad Pitt), who make their way around an industry in 1969 Los Angeles they hardly recognise anymore."
The flick also stars Margot Robbie as Sharon Tate, Al Pacino, Kurt Russell, Timothy Olyphant, Dakota Fanning, Margaret Qualley and the late Luke Perry, with this being his final film role prior to his death in March.
Ahead of the screening of the film, Cannes boss Thierry Fremaux told the audience not to reveal spoilers.
“It’s a bit exceptional because the production and Quentin Tarantino asked me to ask you not to discuss the film,” Fremaux said."
They would greatly appreciate that you not reveal anything that would prevent audiences worldwide from experiencing what you do today.”
‘Once Upon A Time In Hollywood’ hits Australian cinemas August 15th.