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The French Dispatch (15)(2021) 108mins

Sat 4 December

The French Dispatch (15)(2021)108mins

Wes Anderson’s ode to print journalism is a periodic delight

On the occasion of the death of its beloved Kansas-born editor Arthur Howitzer, Jr., the staff of The French Dispatch, a widely circulated American magazine based in the French city of Ennui-sur-Blasé, convenes to write his obituary.

Memories of Howitzer flow into the creation of four stories: a travelogue of the seediest sections of the city itself from The Cycling Reporter; “The Concrete Masterpiece,” about a criminally insane painter, his guard and muse, and his ravenous dealers; “Revisions to a Manifesto,” a chronicle of love and death on the barricades at the height of student revolt; and “The Private Dining Room of the Police Commissioner,” a suspenseful tale of drugs, kidnapping and fine dining.

★★★★★  The Times
‘Another blend of stylised tableaux, esoteric pastiche and deadpan ensemble acting along the lines of The Royal Tenenbaums, The Grand Budapest Hotel et al.’

  The Telegraph
‘Superbly kooky style’

★★★★  The Guardian
‘Amazing visuals, lots of laughs and an A-list cast – including Bill Murray – make Anderson’s tribute to the New Yorker a real treat’









Sat 4 December






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