Film-maker will host the screening of A Fistful of Dollars on May 24.

Quentin Tarantino will host the screening of Sergio Leone’s A Fistful of Dollars at Cannes’ award ceremony on May 24.

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the birth of the Spaghetti Western, the film will be screened after the prizes have been awarded, in a new restoration done by Cineteca di Bologna and Unidis Jolly Film.

Meanwhile, there will also be a tribute to animated films with a screening of extracts from Khalil Gibran’s The Prophet (working title) on May 17, presented by the film’s producer Salma Hayek.

This year’s Cinéma de la Plage screenings will include the premiere of Frédéric Auburtin’s United Passion, starring Gérard Depardieu, Tim Roth and Sam Neill. Auburtin, Depardieu and Sepp Blatter, FIFA president, will be in attendance.