"I'm thrilled to be here in Cannes to share "Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood" with the festival crowd. The cast and crew worked hard to create something original, and I just ask that everyone avoid revealing anything that would prevent the following audience from experiencing the movie in the same way. "Thank you."
Following the message on social networks comes the hashtag #NoSpoilersInHollywood [nada de spoilers em Hollywood].
Last year, the Cannes Film Festival had already changed the rules and tightened the embargo of information to journalists on social networks to protect the films and the people involved.
The films with sessions at 7:00 p.m., usually world premieres and competing with Palme d'Or with a red carpet, were seen at the same time by critics and the "normal" audience, in different rooms, when they were first seen by the media. morning.
Films with previews at 10:00 pm began to be shown to the press only the following morning, while those in the afternoon of the competitive section or Um Certain Regard, where there is already a mixture of press and public, have not changed.
In an interview, director-general Thierry Frémaux explained that the suspense would be complete, but he could have added that the changes were aimed at preventing the fate of a film from being sealed even before the world premiere by the good or bad reactions of the harsh critics of Cannes.
With a scheduled debut for August 8 in Portugal, "Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood" starring Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio. The action takes place in Los Angeles in 1969, involves some real figures and against the backdrop of the brutal murder of eight-and-a-half-month-old Sharon Tate at the hands of Charles Manson.
Leonardo DiCaprio plays a television western star on the ground floor who tries to make the leap to the big screen and is Tate's neighbor, played by Margot Robbie. Brad Pitt gives life to his double and best friend.
In addition to Tate, an actress in films like "The Valley of the Dolls" and "Please Do not Bite My Neck," there are other big stars appearing as characters in the film, such as Steve McQueen and Bruce Lee, respectively portrayed by Damien Lewis and Steve Cho, and the director Roman Polanski, at the time married to Sharon Tate, who will be incarnated by Rafal Zawierucha.
The rest of the cast includes names like Lena Dunham and Dakota Fanning, playing two followers of Manson, along with Luke Perry, Emile Hirsch, Dakota Fanning, Al Pacino, Tim Roth, Kurt Russell, James Marsden and Michael Madsen.