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Rome Fest to honour Tarantino with lifetime award

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MUMBAI: The 7th Rome Film Festival has decided to confer its Lifetime Achievement Award on director Quentin Tarantino.

Tarantino will receive the award on 4 January at the hands of celebrated film-composer Ennio Morricone. The occasion will also mark the screening of his new film Django Unchained that stars Jamie Foxx, Leonardo Di Caprio, Christoph Waltz, Samuel L. Jackson and Kerry Washington.

The American director, screenwriter, actor, and producer, who has directed cult films such as Reservoir Dogs, Jackie Brown, Kill Bill:Vol.1, Kill Bill:Vol.2 and Inglourious Basterds, won an Oscar earlier for Pulp Fiction.

Said Rome Film Festival artistic director Marco Müller, "Quentin Tarantino‘s vision has radically influenced our collective imagery over the past twenty years . He is a profoundly American yet very European filmmaker, because the relationship he has established with cinema and its history is as analytical as it is passionate.

He has cultivated a coherent project of mise-en-scene, an authorial project that has grown richer thanks, to his experimentation with language and also to constant cinematic cross-references. As a result his films are both alive and vivacious to the extreme, they blast away the codes and conventions of film genres but each of them does express the spirit of his time."

In Quentin Tarantino‘s new film, Django Unchained, Jamie Foxx stars as Django, a plantation slave who partners with Christoph Waltz‘s (Inglourious Basterds) bounty hunter to seek vengeance on his former owners and rescue his wife (Kerry Washington.

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