Quentin Tarantino will be competing at Cannes again, 25 years after Pulp Fiction. After getting the post-production and editing where he wants them, the director's ninth film Once Upon a Time in Hollywood will officially premiere at the festival this month.

Tarantino had been burning the candle at both ends to finish the film on time, with a lot of anxiety ensuing when it wasn’t ready by the April 18 announcement of the lineup. Cannes Executive, Thierry Frémaux elaborated: "We were afraid the film would not be ready, as it wouldn’t be released until late July [26th], but Quentin Tarantino, who has not left the editing room in four months, is a real, loyal and punctual child of Cannes." Like with Inglourious Basterds, and Pulp Fiction – which won the prestigious Palme d'Or award 25 years ago – Tarantino "will definitely be there… with a finished film screened in 35mm and his cast in tow" Frémaux said.

Inglourious Basterds was Tarantino’s last competitor for the Palme d'Or: it did win Christoph Waltz the prize for Best Actor.

The Cannes Film Festival runs from May 14 to May 25. Sony Pictures is releasing Once Upon a Time in Hollywood in US theaters July 26 and August 9 in UK cinemas.