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The French Dispatch Rated 15

The French Dispatch

Dir. Wes Anderson. USA, 2021. 1h 48m. Starring Bill Murray, Frances McDormand, Timothée Chalamet, Saoirse Ronan, Tilda Swinton, Willem Dafoe.

The lives of writers, artists, and revolutionary students are explored in this anthology of amusing stories based around a fictional American newspaper in France. Critically-acclaimed director Wes Anderson has assembled a star-studded cast – including Bill Murray, Frances McDormand, and Timothée Chalamet – for this meticulously crafted, eye-catching love letter to journalism.

‘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 Loughery, The Independent

‘A bold, beautifully-rendered celebration of storytelling. This one stays with you; Anderson at his melancholy best.’ ★★★★★ Hannah Strong, Little White Lies