Five Million-Dollar Questions Regarding the Cannes Premiere of Tarantino’s “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”

On May 21, 2019, the ninth movie of the famous American director, Quentin Tarantino, will have its international premiere at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. What is the audience most curious about regarding this movie’s debut in the French Riviera?

1. How long will the standing ovation last?

This question does not concern whether or not the movie will get a standing ovation at the festival, as almost all of them do. The particular detail that interests everyone is the duration of the one Tarantino will get. In order to outshine the five-minute-long clapping and cheering at the end of “Rocketman”, when Elton John was in the audience, it will have to be rather long.

2. Will there be speculations regarding Academy Award nominations?

The last time Tarantino worked with the two leading actors, Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio, in “Inglorious Basterds” and “Django Unchained”, respectively, he received several Academy Award nominations, including the one for best picture. Therefore, expect the speculations to begin as soon as the cheering ends, unless Tarantino has made a complete failure.

3. What are people prepared to do to get a ticket?

Sony Pictures, the company that has the rights to distribute the movie, is already denying the presence of some journalists at the premiere. This movie is the most awaited one at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival, so you can expect to see large crowds outside of the venue, hoping for a chance of an extra seat.

4. Is it likely that Margot Robbie, starring as Sharon Tate, will steal the show?

Robbie’s role in this movie may be the most prominent one so far in the career of this Academy Award-nominated star of “I, Tonya”. Moreover, Tarantino has proved in “Inglorious Basterds” that he does not mind modifying the history within the fictional universe of his movies. Therefore, you can only assume what will happen to the character of Sharon Tate and how her family will perceive it.

5. Is Lena Dunham starring in this movie? Will she, or Dakota Fanning, or Al Pacino, attend the premiere?

You can only hope for them to appear.

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