Two titans of contemporary cinema collide in the latest exclusive clip from Wes Anderson’s The French Dispatch, featuring Francis McDormand and Timothée Chalamet in a bathroom back-and-forth.
The long-awaited tenth film from Wes Anderson has finally received its premiere at Cannes Film Festival following frequent delays due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic. Receiving a nine-minute standing ovation, the director’s film is described as a love letter to journalists and stars Anderson mainstays Bill Murray and Adrien Brody alongside Tilda Swinton and Elisabeth Moss among many more.
“I hope we come back with another one soon. Thank you,” Wes Anderson announced following the extended standing ovation for the film, with critics praising the film for its striking visual style and water-tight script. Owen Wilson, also a staple of Wes Anderson’s ensemble, commented that The French Dispatch is “so unique and original”, praising the storyline featuring Benicio Del Toro and Léa Seydoux as his favourite in the film.
The latest clip, released by the films official Twitter page, is displayed in gorgeous monochrome and utilises Wes Anderson’s signature symmetrical shooting style. Timothée Chalamet’s ‘Zeffirelli’ relaxes in the bath with a towel around his head before Francis McDormand’s ‘Lucinda Krementz’ interrupts and Chalamet squeals.
“I’m naked Mrs Krementz,” to which McDormand replies: “I can see that,” before engaging in a strange awkward standoff. “Please turn away, I feel shy about my new muscles,” Zeffirelli responds, as Krementz does so, returning to the mirror to remove her streaked mascara.
Wes Anderson’s The French Dispatch is set to be released in US cinemas in October 2022, with a UK release date is yet to be confirmed.
Take a look at the hilarious new clip, below.