Tue 1 June 7:30pm
Director: Wes Anderson
Starring: Ralph Fiennes, Tony Revolori, Tilda Swinton, Saoirse Ronan, Edward Norton
Wes Anderson‘s universally-acclaimed comedy adventure, The Grand Budapest Hotel, sees the director on top form, with a typically stellar ensemble cast.
Set in the interwar years, the film centres on the eponymous hotel, its savvy concierge Gustave (Ralph Fiennes) and his new lobby boy Zero Moustafa (Tony Revolori), who progresses from naive apprentice to Gustave’s trusted accomplice.
The unlikely duo are put to the test when one of Gustave’s most favoured guests (a heavily-camouflaged Tilda Swinton) bequeaths him a priceless painting, thereby arousing the suspicions of Edward Norton’s detective Henckels.
Their ensuing adventures propel the story along at a heady pace, as they encounter numerous roguish characters, including many Anderson regulars including Bill Murray, Jason Schwartzman and Owen Wilson. Stylish, slick and oh-so-much fun.
★★★★★ “PURE FUN” Daily Telegraph
★★★★ “DEEPLY PLEASURABLE” Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian
★★★★ “ANDERSON’S MOST TIGHTLY WOUND AND FUNNIEST FILM IN YEARS” Mark Kermode, The Observer