Later that evening, he was awarded the Commander of Arts and Letters by French culture minister Aurelie Filippetti, The Hollywood Reporter said.
"Working with Quentin is like reading a great novel or hearing a great symphony or piece of music -- it changes you. You don't know how, but it has," Keitel said during the presentation of the Prix Lumiere.
"I have always thought of myself as a lone wolf, but always because I never really had a family, but these people are my family. Their affection and respect is all I ever want," Tarantino said just before Thurman handed him the award.