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Quentin Tarantino to Close Cannes with 50th Anniversary Screening of Leone's 'Fistful of Dollars'

Thompson on Hollywood By Beth Hanna | Thompson on Hollywood May 13, 2014 at 11:28AM

The mystery of the Closing Night at Cannes has been solved, and it's a very cool, unusual choice. Quentin Tarantino will be hosting a celebration of the life and work of director Sergio Leone with a 50th anniversary screening of 1964's "A Fistful of Dollars."
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Quentin Tarantino
Quentin Tarantino

The mystery of the Closing Night at Cannes has been solved, and it's a very cool, unusual choice. Quentin Tarantino will be hosting a celebration of the life and work of director Sergio Leone with a 50th anniversary screening of 1964's "A Fistful of Dollars."

The screening is set to take place on May 24, after the festival's prizes have been handed out. Tarantino, who may be Leone's number one fan, has always been open about the debt his own filmmaking owes to the Spaghetti Western auteur.

Those sticking around for the final night of Cannes will be treated to a 4K restoration of the film, which cinematographer Ennio Guarneri oversaw. Watch the original trailer for "A Fistful of Dollars," starring Clint Eastwood and Gian Maria Volonte, below:

This article is related to: Festivals, Cannes Film Festival, Cannes, Quentin Tarantino, Quentin Tarantino, Quentin Tarantino, Classics


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