The French Dispatch: Everything You Need To Know

The French Dispatch

After being delayed for quite a long time, Timothée Chalamet starrer The French Dispatch is all set to have a theatrical release. Created by the Oscar-nominated director Wes Anderson, The French Dispatch is a comedy-drama film that revolves around a fictional newspaper and portrays journalistic subjects. Wes Anderson is known for her distinctive style of writing films and bringing out characters to life. The film was initially scheduled to hit the screens in 2020, but the global health pandemic kept rescheduling the release date.

The film is likely to display a series of events surrounding the French office of an American newspaper. The film’s actual name is ‘The French Dispatch of the Liberty, Kansas Evening Sun,’ and its trailer was dropped on Netflix last year in February since the film was scheduled to make it to the theatres last year itself.

A still from the movie

The film, however, seems to switch between different storylines of different time frames. One of the depicted stories is likely to hold elements of the French uprising that took place in 1968. According to the director of the film, ‘The French Dispatch’ is a movie that will act as a set of love letters to the journalists that out stationed an American newspaper in the 20th century. She further says that story of her film isn’t easy to be explained and put into words.

The plot primarily revolves around an American journalist who is based in France and creates his magazine. It portrays his character to be the one who fights to put his thoughts on paper and writes whatever he feels like should be put out. She clarifies that her project isn’t about freedom of the press because she feels that when we talk about the reporters, we also need to keep in mind what actually is going on in the real world.

Discussing the film in an interview, Alexandre Desplat, the composer of the film, said in a statement that The French Dispatch is the most ambitious project the director has ever done. He saw the finished version of the film, and he feels that the project is powerful and different. The way he has managed to expand his talent to different dimensions with each film he makes is praiseworthy. Alexandre Desplat feels that the film is an amalgamation of beauty, fun, and madness, all combined under its title.

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Timothée Chalamet last appeared in a 2018 drama film titled ‘Beautiful Boy’ and ‘Little Women’ in 2019. He is best known for his 2017 film ‘Call Me By Your Name’ that fetched him immense love and recognition around the world and awards, one of them being ‘New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actor.’ He will soon be seen in the upcoming film The French Dispatch with a creatively new look and character, something he hasn’t ever portrayed before.

Timothée Chalamnet in his role

The film, however, is based on three prominent stories that are told from the perspective of the titular French newspaper. The French Dispatch features Benicio del Toro, Adrien Brody, Tilda Swinton, Léa Seydoux, Frances, McDormand, Timothée Chalamet, Lyna Khoudri, Jeffrey Wright, and many others and is expected to arrive the theatres in May 2021. We hope to witness this unusual and ‘Wes Anderson’ genre movie soon.

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