The French Dispatch (Certificate 15)

18 March 2022

Milborne Port Village Hall, Springfield Road, Milborne Port, DT9 5RE

From the director of The Grand Budapest Hotel, and sharing its idiosyncratic visual and narrative style, The French Dispatch is a portmanteau film. It brings to life a collection of stories from the final issue of a fictional American magazine published in Ennui-SurBlasé, a fictional 20th-century French city. Starring a host of Anderson regulars - Adrien Brody, Tilda Swinton, Léa Seydoux, Bill Murray, Saoirse Ronan – it’s an eccentric delight.

“Anderson’s new film has, on the strength of the extensively picked-apart trailer, been condemned as more of the same. To which I can only say … sure, yes, more fun, more buoyancy, more elegance, more marvellously eccentric invention, more originality. It might not be at the very zenith of what he can achieve but for sheer moment-by-moment pleasure, and for laughs, this is a treat.”
Peter Bradshaw,
The Guardian

“Apart from Ernst Lubitsch or Jacques Tati, it’s hard to imagine another director who has put this level of effort into crafting a comedy, where every costume, prop and casting choice has been made with such a reverential sense of absurdity. If that sounds airless or exhausting, think again: Sure, it takes work to unpack, but the ensemble ensures that Anderson’s humorous creations feel human.”

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Advanced tickets will be on sale from 1st March 2022 exclusively from Wayne Pullen, Butcher, in High Street, Milborne Port. Advance tickets are £5.00 each (no concessions).

Tickets will be available on the door, priced at £6.00 each, no concessions.

A limited alcoholic bar will be available selling beer and a selection of wines.

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