For several weeks, it looked as if Once Upon a Time in Hollywood – Quentin Tarantino’s hotly anticipated ode to the golden age of the silver screen – would not be premiering at Cannes. It was conspicuously absent from the first wave of programme announcements, and industry chatter suggested that, despite the director’s best efforts, the movie just wasn’t ready yet.
And then, a reversal of fortune. The festival’s director Thierry Frémaux revealed that Tarantino – “a real, loyal and punctual child of Cannes!” – would play the film in competition after all, thanks to a breathless four-month stint in the editing-room. Revelling in the afterglow of the movie’s glittering premiere last night, we take stock of everything you need to know about Once Upon a Time.