Relatable content. The trailer for Wes Anderson’s new movie “The French Dispatch” was released and American magazine The New Yorker confirms it “looks an awful lot like—and was, in fact, inspired by—The New Yorker.”
Shot in the French city Angoulême, the movie is set in the fictional metropolis “Ennui-sur-Blasé”, an invented name that can literally be translated into “Boredom-on-Jaded”.
The movie’s impressive casting is clearly the opposite of ennui:
It features Timothée Chalamet, Benicio del Toro, Kate Winslet, Elisabeth Moss, Owen Wilson, Bill Murray, Jason Schwartzman, Mathieu Amalric, Adrien Brody, Saoirse Ronan, Willem Dafoe, Tilda Swinton, Bill Murray, Frances McDormand, Christoph Waltz, Lois Smith, Henry Winkler, Rupert Friend, and Griffin Dune.
Known as a perfectionist, Wes Anderson certainly won’t fail to once again deliver his unique style.
Former Forward Festival speaker Erica Dorn, who designed for Isle of Dogs, says “Wes was very hands-on, right down to the pixel. Sometimes when you finish something you go ‘Did I do that? or was that Wes?’ It might take one try or it might take 25 before Wes decides it’s done.”
Annie Atkins, who mentored Erica on the Wes Anderson method, helped create his fictional “State of Zubrowka”. She will be sharing her insights on graphic design for film at Forward Festival Vienna on April 16th&17th.