Quentin Tarantino to give Cannes masterclass

Quentin Tarantino is to give a masterclass at Cannes this year [2008]. The maker of “Pulp Fiction” and “Kill Bill” is following in the footsteps of Martin Scorsese, Stephen Frears and Sydney Pollack by taking to the stage to talk about film-making. As anyone that watches YouTube knows, Mr T can be outspoken and passionate. So this should be a stimulating event.

This is not the first time Tarantino has spoken at Cannes, as he took to the stage of the open-air cinema a few years back to introduce some classics films.


“At the end of the day, the number one thing I think I’m doing is that I’m forging a different type of comedy. I don’t even know how different it is now but it’s just my style of comedy. It doesn’t mean that everything is funny and that doesn’t mean that there aren’t serious things and that doesn’t mean that if somebody dies it’s not taken seriously from time to time and sometimes it’s taken as a joke. It depends.”


3 comments to “Quentin Tarantino to give Cannes masterclass”
3 comments to “Quentin Tarantino to give Cannes masterclass”
  1. Bad news: you have to be accredited, as I think it is only open to people that attend the market. You might be lucky if you are a member of Cannes Cinéphile.

    If I hear anything more specific, I’ll get back to you.

    But if you really want to hear him speak, why not book a hall and invite him?

  2. I got a short film corner accreditation but that’s it.

    I’ll invite him someplace if I run into him though, good suggestion! 🙂

  3. So it sounds like you have accreditation, which means that you are at least eligible to get in. Whether you can find a ticket is another issue. I’ve no idea how they are attributed, and as far as I can see, a date has not yet been fixed.

    Why don’t you plug your short film here? We’re getting quite a few readers in the run-up to the festival.

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