The French Dispatch

BBFC RatingThe French Dispatch

Showing: 22 October 2021 until 28 October 2021

Show Times

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Fri 22 Oct 2021
Sat 23 Oct 2021
Sun 24 Oct 2021
Mon 25 Oct 2021
Tue 26 Oct 2021
Wed 27 Oct 2021
Thu 28 Oct 2021

Certificate15
Year2020
GenreComedy, Drama, Romance
DirectorWes Anderson
WritersWes Anderson, Jason Schwartzman, Roman Coppola, Hugo Guinness
LanguageEnglish, French
CountryUK, France, Germany, USA
Running Time1HR 48MINS
Extra InfoPartially Subtitled
SeasonMain Programme
Closed CaptioningThe 12.30pm screening on Sunday 24 October will feature captioning

From the visionary mind of Academy Award nominee Wes Anderson, The French Dispatch brings to life a collection of stories from the final issue of an American magazine published in a fictional 20th-century French city.

On the occasion of the death of its beloved Kansas-born editor Arthur Howitzer, Jr. (Bill Murray), 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.

With an all-star cast including Owen Wilson, Timothée Chalamet, Frances McDormand, Saoirse Ronan, Tilda Swinton, Benicio del Toro and many, many more, The French Dispatch is a dazzling, breathlessly inventive and irrepressibly witty tribute to the printed word. But, best of all, it is a true Wes Anderson movie.

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

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