Quentin Tarantino won the Palme d'or at Cannes in 1994 with Pulp Fiction, his second feature. He also chaired the Jury in 2004 and returns to the festival again this year with the recut version of Death Proof.

'I love Cannes. I remember reading about Cannes when I was a little boy and just imagining going there and I got invited with Reservoir Dogs. Pierre Rissient saw the film and manoeuvred it for me to be there and I actually saw my first film in the Palais. I wasn't in competition but it was just fantastic.

'But there will be one moment that trumps them all and that's when I won the Palme d'Or - I heard Clint Eastwood say Pulp Fiction and then I jumped up like it was a football game. Not only is that my favourite memory of Cannes, that's like the favourite of all the accolades I've ever gotten. That's the number one. More than the Oscar, more than anything, I'm very proud to be in that club.

'I actually have a little theory. The only thing more prestigious than the list of directors who have won the Palme d'Or is the list of directors who haven't.'