When Quentin Tarantino won the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival in 1994 for “Pulp Fiction,” he showered his cast with high-fives, bounced to the stage where jury president Clint Eastwood awaited, and promptly answered a heckler with a middle finger.
The richly ruminative Chekhovian drama “Winter Sleep” was awarded the Palme d’Or on Saturday, bestowing the Cannes Film Festival’s top honor on an intimate, wintery epic set on Turkey’s Anatolian steppe.
Quentin Tarantino is to attend France’s equivalent of the Oscars – its Cesar awards – in Paris on Friday along with actress Scarlett Johansson, organizers said.
By Bayani San Diego Jr.
Once a year, this sleepy resort town south of France transforms into a “mecca for cineastes,” in the words of internationally acclaimed Filipino filmmaker Lav Diaz.
The Hollywood film “Django Unchained” was pulled from Chinese theaters on its opening day Thursday, in a rare move despite weeks of promotion in the country for director Quentin Tarantino’s violent slave-revenge saga.