‘The French Dispatch’ First Look: Wes Anderson's movie called a 'modern classic' by fans even before trailer drops

Ahead of its trailer release on Wednesday, February 12, Searchlight has unveiled an official poster for 'The French Dispatch' and judging by early reactions, fans are loving it


                            ‘The French Dispatch’ First Look: Wes Anderson's movie called a 'modern classic' by fans even before trailer drops
'The French Dispatch' (IMDb)

The very mention of Wes Anderson makes you think of an auteur. His distinctive narrative and filmmaking style makes every project of his one-of-its-kind. And now, for his tenth directorial, Anderson brings us yet another unique project, titled, ‘The French Dispatch’. Loosely inspired by the iconic ‘The New Yorker’ magazine, ‘The French Dispatch’ follows the saga of a fictional weekly supplement to the Liberty, Kansas Evening Sun, and its editors, writers, and their stories, in an artistic fashion.

Set in the 20th century fictional French town called Ennui-sur-Blasé, the newspaper explores the journey of the editor, writers and the entire team of the publication and what it takes to be an American newspaper in France. In simple words, the movie is a journey of a journalist and his dreams and the portrait of his publishing venture. But that’s not what is currently making headlines.

The first look of the movie was released as a teaser poster. It seems to be heavily inspired by the illustration style of The New Yorker and has already gained a huge fan following. The artwork features the characters played by the lead actors including Bill Murray, Tilda Swinton, Owen Wilson, Timothee Chalamet, Frances McDormand, and Jeffrey Wright. The poster reminds us of very classic ‘Anderson’ works like the ‘Grand Budapest Hotel’ or ‘The Darjeeling Limited’.

While the poster teases us with Anderson’s exquisite and subtle style and piques our interest, the team also announced its trailer's imminent release on February 12. The New Yorker magazine released the few first looks into the movie and they seem nothing less than a collection of post-impressionist art and fans on Twitter cannot get over its aesthetics, even before the trailer hits the screen. 

One fan comments, "crying over these first images from THE FRENCH DISPATCH inspired-film". 

"First images of #TheFrenchDispach , the new Wes Anderson movie. . Like most of his films, photography is a beauty", comments another. 

Another huge fan of Anderson goes gaga about his filmmaking and aesthetic sense. He says, "I am sure I have come to another "modern classic"! No doubt #WesAnderson is one of the best directors today and that is a long time ago! #TheFrenchDispach"

Written and directed by Anderson, the movie stars an ensemble cast of Saoirse Ronan, Elisabeth Moss, Bill Murray, Tilda Swinton, Owen Wilson, Timothee Chalamet, Frances McDormand, Willem Defoe, Christoph Waltz, Adrien Brody, Benicio Del Toro, Jeffrey Wright, among many others.

‘The French Dispatch’ is all set to hit the theaters on July 24, 2020. 

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