Quentin Tarantino, one of the most recognised American directors, film producers and scriptwriters said, during the 72nd annual Cannes Film Festival, that he is a fan of movies created by the Polish director Roman Polański.
The newest film by Tarantino “Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood,” had its premiere during the festival. The plot of the movie takes place in 1969 and presents the story of actor Rick Dalton (in this role Leonardo DiCaprio) and his stuntman and friend Cliff Booth (played by Brad Pitt).
One part of the film involves the story of the Polish director. The main characters try to befriend Roman Polański (played by Polish actor Rafał Zawierucha) and his wife Sharon Tate (Margot Robbie), who lived near them.
On August 9, 1969, Mr Polański’s wife, who was in the ninth month of pregnancy, and four of her friends, were murdered by cultists lead by Charles Manson.
Mr Tarantino said that this murder is still considered to be a story that shocks public opinion. “I have read many articles, listened to podcasts, watched documentaries about this case... I think the lack of possibilities to understand the motives of this crime makes this story so interesting,” he stressed.
The director said that he met Mr Polański several times. “I do not call him the greatest director, but the ‘hottest name of that period’... I am a fan of his work. I was especially impressed by ‘Rosemary’s Baby’,” Mr Tarantino admitted.
The Polish premier of “Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood” is scheduled for August 9, the 50th anniversary of the murder of Sharon Tate.