Cert: 15A

The French Dispatch

Set in a fictional French city called Ennui-sur-Blasé, the writers and staff of The French Dispatch, a widely circulated American Magazine, gather to discuss potential articles for the next edition.

Four different stories compete for publication: a travelogue of the seediest sections of the city itself from The Cycling Reporter; an article about a criminally insane painter, his guard and muse, and his ravenous dealers; “Revisions to a Manifesto,” a chronicle of love and death at the height of student revolt; and a suspenseful tale of drugs, kidnapping and fine dining.

Bursting with slapstick, whimsy, and visually arresting Wes Anderson delivers another delight, featuring a cast of his usual suspects and many new additions.


Director: Wes Anderson

Cast: Benicio del Toro, Adrien Brody, Tilda Swinton, Léa Seydoux, Frances McDormand, Timothée Chalamet, Lyna Khoudri, Jeffrey Wright, Mathieu Amalric, Stephen Park, Bill Murray, Owen Wilson

Festivals:

BFI London Film Festival 2021

San Sebastián International Film Festival 2021

Cannes Film Festival 2021


‘Like the very best of Anderson's films, The French Dispatch is both utterly exquisite and deceptively complex - a film that, like the finest of dishes, is even richer in its aftertaste.’

Clarisse Loughrey,, Independent (UK)

‘The French Dispatch" is perhaps Anderson's best film to date. It is certainly his most accomplished.’

Richard Brody, New Yorker