JAKARTA - The French Dispatch received a nine-minute standing ovation during its premiere at the 74th Cannes Film Festival. This achievement inspires enthusiasm for Wes Anderson's latest film.
Variety reported that Wes Anderson attended Cannes with all the cast. Bill Murray, Tilda Swinton, Benicio Del Toro, Timothee Chalamet, Owen Wilson, Andrien Brody, and Stephen Park.
Meanwhile, Lea Seydoux was absent due to positive COVID-19. The French Dispatch team caught the eye from the start.
Prior to the standing ovation, the presence of the players plus the composer, Alexandre Desplat, was also highlighted. They came in a gold bus with a local police escort.About The French Dispatch
The French Dispatch tells the story of a group of expat journalists who have to work on a collection of stories in the weekly rubric of a Kansas daily newspaper. They work under an editor played by Bill Murray.
The film has been termed a 'love letter to journalism'. Wes Anderson decided not to hold a press conference.
After the broadcast he closed with a statement, "Hopefully I can come back with another project. Thank you."
The French Dispatch was originally scheduled to premiere in Cannes last year. However, the agenda was postponed due to the pandemic. For screening, The French Dispatch will begin mass screenings from United States (US) theaters on October 22.
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