Tarantino hails 'eclectic' Venice
Quentin Tarantino has said the Venice Film Festival bill is "one of the most wildest, cool, eclectic line-ups" he's ever seen.
Tarantino heads the jury that will judge 22 films from 11 countries, plus one surprise film to be announced next week, for the coveted Golden Lion.
The director of Inglourious Basterds also confessed to hosting his own private festivals, lining up 15 DVDs and judging himself which was the best.
He told reporters on Wednesday that he once he ran into director German filmmaker Tom Tykwer and told him: "'I did a little film festival for myself, and you won. Perfume won!'"
The Venice Film Festival opens on Wednesday evening with Darron Aronofsky's Black Swan, and ends with the awarding of the Golden Lion on September 11.