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Wes Anderson's The French Dispatch will premiere at Cannes 2021


Wes Anderson’s latest dose of whimsy is finally set to premiere at the forthcoming Cannes Film Festival following pandemic-induced delays.

The film sees an all-star cast including last nights Best Actress winner Frances McDormand, Timothée Chalamet, Elisabeth Moss, Saoirse Ronan, Benicio Del Toro and a slew of Wes Anderson’s usual cronies, take on the story of a fictional American outpost newspaper in a fictional French city in a “love letter to journalism”.

The film appears to feature typical Andersonian aesthetics reach new heights. The fictional foreign press bureau at The Libery Kansas Evening Sun looks as pristine as ever.

The film was originally set to arrive last summer, but was pushed back to October before a further delay into 2021.

Fortunately, the film is now finally set to make its debut in a move that offers a glimpse of hope in more ways than one. The feature will premiere at the Cannes Film Festival during its run from July 6th up until the finale on the 17th.

This will be Wes Anderson’s latest feature since 2018’s Isle of Dogs and the tenth in total for the king of cinematic whimsy.

You can check out the trailer for The French Dispatch below.