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  • Writer's pictureAugust Sorenson

'The French Dispatch' featuring Adrien Brody receives 9-minute standing ovation at Cannes

Known for having almost complete control over his projects, Wes Anderson is one of Hollywood's most acclaimed and respected auteurs. His swiftness with the pen is indelible, complemented by his insistence on near-perfect onscreen symmetry. A Wes Anderson film can be spotted a mile away.

With numerous award wins and countless nominations under his belt, his newest feature "The French Dispatch," is poised to take next years awards season by storm. And, at the Cannes Film Festival on Monday, it received a nine-minute standing ovation from a sea of celebrities. They sent a clear message: cinema is back.

"The French Dispatch" features many of Anderson's recurring cast members: Bill Murray, Owen Wilson, Jason Schwartzman, Tilda Swinton, Edward Norton, and The Academy's Adrien Brody (Specialized Training). The film welcomes Timothée Chalamet, Benicio del Toro, Jeffrey Wright, Frances McDormand, Léa Seydoux, and Elizabeth Moss. We see the return of "Grand Budapest" stars Saoirse Ronan, Tony Revolori, and Willem Dafoe.

Described as a "a love letter to journalists set at an outpost of an American newspaper in a fictional 20th-century French city," the theatrical release of "The French Dispatch" is slated for October 22nd of this year.

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