- Timothee Chalamet, Frances McDormand, Benicio Del Toro, Adrien Brody
- October 22nd 2021
- Wes Anderson
Wes Anderson brings his signature style to a star-studded comedy anthology about journalists.
Wes Anderson fans, rejoice! His latest film has finally arrived.
Inspired by his love of The New Yorker, The French Dispatch is an anthology film depicting journalists from The French Dispatch magazine, the foreign bureau of the Liberty, Kansas Evening Sun based in the fictional town of Ennui-sur-Blasé.
It brings to life three of the magazine’s stories: The Concrete Masterpiece, by J.K.L. Berensen (Tilda Swinton), about a prisoner named Moses (Benicio del Toro) who becomes a famous artist by painting his guard Simone (Lea Seydoux); Revisions to a Manifesto, by Lucinda Krementz (Frances McDormand), who profiles a student revolutionary named Zefferelli (Timothee Chalamet), and The Private Dining Room of the Police Commissioner, by Roebuck Wright (Jeffrey Wright), who recalls the time he got caught up in a kidnapping plot while having dinner with the police commissioner.
While the concept and structure of this eccentric, whimsical comedy are commendable,...