Tarantino’s Hollywood fizz added to Cannes competition line-up

The organisers of the Cannes film festival have added two previous Palme d’Or winners to the official competition line-up.

Brad Pitt (left) and Leonardo DiCaprio will return to the Croisette in Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon A Time In Hollywood

25 years after winning the top prize for Pulp Fiction, Quentin Tarantino will return with the world premiere of what the festival describes as an “ode to cinema as a whole” – Once Upon A Time In Hollywood.

The head of the selection panel, Thierry Frémaux, said they were worried the film wouldn’t be ready for Cannes, but he said that Tarantino had not left the editing room in four months as he was a “real, loyal and punctual child of Cannes.”

The film – set in Los Angeles in 1969 – will bring some of the biggest names of Hollywood to the Croisette, in an otherwise quiet year for American films. Tarantino’s cast included Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie and Al Pacino.

Another new entry to the competition will be the four-hour long Mektoub, My Love: Intermezzo, by Abdellatif Kechiche, who won the Palme d’Or in 2013 with Blue is The Warmest Colour.

They’ll be in contention for prizes alongside other past winners, including Ken Loach, Terrence Malick, the Dardenne Brothers and Pedro Almodóvar.