Quentin Tarantino receives Career Achievement Award of the 7th Rome Film Festival

During a press conference in the lead up to last year's Rome Film Festival Marco Müller had strongly hinted that Quentin Tarantino would be the big surprise of the 2012 edition, with rumours instantly circulating on the Internet that the cult director's latest movie Django Unchained would be the opening film. Whilst Tarantino's eventual non-appearance turned into one of the disappoints of last year's festival, Müller made good on his promise on Friday evening when Quentin Tarantino received the Career Achievement Award of the 7th Rome Film Festival at a gala première screening of Django Unchained.

Greeted by crowds of enthusiastic fans lining the red carpet at Cinema Adriano, the ebullient Tarantino was presented with the award by the composer of legendary film themes Ennio Morricone, and joined on stage by cast members Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Samuel L. Jackson, Kerry Washington and the original Django from the 1966 Sergio Corbucci Spaghetti Western, Italian actor Franco Nero.

To get a taste of the atmosphere at the Django Unchained première watch the video below (or click here to watch on YouTube.)