Wes Anderson is the curator of a French film series online in NYC before ‘The French Dispatch’


Wes andersonthe new film of The French dispatch will finally be released on October 22. To celebrate, the French Institute in New York asked the director to organize a series of films that have influenced his own work, titled Wes Anderson’s French Connection, which runs September 14 to October 26 at FIAF Florence Gould Hall as well as online.

Movies include Antoine and Antoinette, Truffaut‘s The man who loved women, Diane kurys‘1977 coming of age film Peppermint Soda, more From Mayerling to Sarajevo, Kings and Queen, get out your handkerchiefs, and Max and the Junkmen.

Tickets are on sale (it’s free for FIAF members) and you can watch a trailer for Wes Anderson’s French Connection, narrated by Wes, below.

The French dispatch presents a collection of stories from the latest issue of an American magazine (based on The New Yorker), published in a fictional twentieth-century French town, and stars Benicio del Toro, Adrien Brody, Tilda Swinton, Léa Seydoux, Frances McDormand, Timothée Chalamet, Lyna Khoudri, Jeffrey Wright, Mathieu Amalric, Stephen Park, Bill Murray and Owen Wilson. You can watch the trailer, a behind-the-scenes “board” short starring Anderson and the cast, plus a clip from the film starring McDormand and Chalamet, below.

Wes is already working on his next film, which will be set in Spain and will star Swinton and Murray.


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