Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds Confirmed for Cannes!
by Alex Billington
April 2, 2009
At the Cannes Film Festival last year, Quentin Tarantino boldly stated that he would be back "next year" with Inglourious Basterds in hand. Of course, we all took that statement as his word that he would actually make the movie, which did happen. But I always thought that was a bit of a crazy thing to say, unless he had someone inside that had already guaranteed him his admittance before he had even shot the film or finished the script. Whether it was actually BS or not, Variety has confirmed that Inglourious Basterds did indeed make it into Cannes, and will be premiering "in competition" during the fest.
Tarantino won a Palme d'Or at Cannes in 1994 for Pulp Fiction, but hasn't won any awards since then, however he has been invited back as a member of the jury multiple times. Pixar's Up was announced was the opening night film a few weeks ago. The remainder of this year's Cannes line-up will be announced on April 23rd. I have been confirmed and will be attending Cannes in May. This makes me quite excited, as two of my most anticipated movies are now premiering there, so look forward to my reviews. Universal and The Weinstein Company will debut Inglourious Basterds in theaters officially in the US on August 21st.