- Film & TV
- 21 Apr 21
The Cannes Film Festival is due to begin on July 6th, with the full programme to be announced on May 27th.
The Cannes Film Festival will be going ahead in person this year, and the festival’s artistic direct Thierry Fremaux has announced that the Wes Anderson-directed movie will be on its official line-up.
“Regarding films, I, of course, won’t tell you any titles, except the films that we all know were already selected from last year, including by Wes Anderson (The French Dispatch) and Paul Verhoeven (Benedetta). They will be back in the official selection,” Fremaux stated to Rappler.
The movie was originally planned to debut at the Cannes Film Festival in May 2020, before hitting cinemas the following July, but the festival was indefinitely shelved due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Public festival events and local cinema trips were halted for the foreseeable future, meaning that The French Dispatch took a back seat.
Ronan turns femme fatale and joins an all-star cast in the Anderson flick, which has been billed as "a love letter to journalists. The comedy-drama will also bring to life stories inspired by real life events, including the the May 1968 Student Occupation Protests and the story of legendary art dealer Lord Duveen.
Wes’ long-time cinematographer Robert D. Yeoman has ensures his visual hallmarks remain in tact, while Oscar winner Alexandre Desplat has crafted the score.
Set in an outpost of an American newspaper in a fictional 20th-century French city, The French Dispatch also stars Adrien Brody, Willem Dafoe, Benicio del Toro, Frances McDormand, Bill Murray, Tilda Swinton, Christoph Waltz and Owen Wilson.
Ronan previously starred in Anderson's 2014 comedy-drama film The Grand Budapest Hotel alongside Brody, Dafoe, Murray, Swinton and Wilson.
Check out the trailer for The French Dispatch below:
- Film & TV
- 18 Jan 23