Tilda Swinton, Bill Murray, Timothée Chalamet, and a long list of stars yesterday presented Wes Anderson’s The French Chronicle, in contention for the Palme d’Or and one of the most anticipated films of this edition.
The “XXL” cast of The French Chronicle, shot in France, also includes Benicio del Toro, Adrien Brody, Frances McDormand and Owen Wilson and several French actors, such as Léa Seydoux – who is not sure that he will be able to attend the premiere because tested positive for Covid-19 a few days ago.
The film, whose first images evoke the melancholic universe of its author, is a compendium of stories published in an American magazine of a French city of the 20th century, according to its synopsis.
It was this film that was to open the contest last year, which was finally canceled by the pandemic.
Anderson, 52, has built over a dozen films like The Grand Budapest Hotel and Journey to Darjeeling. Despite the fact that his aesthetic is sometimes sweetened, his stories contain hard moments, such as disappointments, abandonments and suicides. He once commented that his parents’ divorce, when he was eight years old, marked his childhood and that is why broken families are a recurring theme in his work.
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