Quentin Tarantino‘s Django Unchained had been rumored as a surprise addition to the Rome Film Festival last month, but the flick never materialized on the roster.
In October, fest director Marco Mueller told Reuters, “You will see Tarantino soon, here.
You will see him here soon for a big surprise… This is something we will announce in detail in a few days’ time, and you will see that Django will be stepping on the stage of the auditorium.” The fest now plans to honor Tarantino with a Lifetime Achievement Award on January 4 at a gala screening of Django.
The 7th Rome Film Festival concluded on November 17, but the honor will evidently act as an extension of that edition.
Composer Ennio Morricone will present the award to Tarantino.
A press release follows: The 7th Rome Film Festival (Festival Internazionale del Film di Roma) will confer its Lifetime Achievement Award to Quentin Tarantino.
The American director, screenwriter, actor, and producer, winner of an Oscar® for Pulp Fiction, the author of extraordinary works such as Reservoir Dogs, Jackie Brown, Kill Bill:Vol.1, Kill Bill:Vol.2 and Inglourious Basterds, will receive the award on January 4th on the occasion of the gala screening of the new flick he has written and directed, Django Unchained, starring Jamie Foxx, Leonardo Di Caprio, Christoph Waltz, Samuel L.
Jackson, and Kerry Washington.
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