When the editor of The French Dispatch, an American newspaper based in the fictional French city of Ennui-Sur Blasé, passes away, the staff remember him in classic Wes Anderson fashion.
The latest offering from the visionary director is being described as a love letter to writers, with the elaborately chic film divided like the sections of a newspaper; An obituary, the stories – The Cyclist, The Concrete Masterpiece, Revisions to a Manifesto and The Private Dining Room of the Police Commissioner – and an end note.
Through these highly stylised vignettes Anderson is able to flex the full muscle of his all-star cast, including Timothée Chalamet, Frances McDormand, Benicio Del Toro, Jeffrey Wright, Léa Seydoux, Bill Murray, Tilda Swinton, Willem Dafoe, Christoph Waltz and Saoirse Ronan to name a few.
US 2021 Dir Wes Anderson 103 min
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Barbican Cinema 3
Barbican Cinema 2 & 3 are located on Beech Street, a short walk from the Barbican’s Silk Street entrance. From Silk Street, you’ll see a zebra crossing that will take you across the road to the venue.
The Barbican is widely accessible by bus, tube, train and by foot or bicycle. Plan your journey and find more route information in ‘Your Visit’ or book your car parking space in advance.
Cinemas 2 & 3 are located at Beech Street, a short walk from the Barbican Centre’s main Silk Street entrance. There are a couple of steep, dropped kerbs and an incline to negotiate between the two sites. Level access from Beech Street.
Each auditorium has three permanent wheelchair spaces (two in the third row and one in the front row) and 153 fixed seats with capacity for a further three spaces in the front row. Access to each auditorium is up a ramp. There are also a number of seats with step-free access.
Assistance dogs may be taken into the cinema – please tell us when booking to ensure your seat has enough space. If you prefer, you may leave your dog with a member of the foyer staff during the performance.
An infrared system for hard of hearing customers is provided in each auditorium; headsets or neck loops can be collected from foyer staff. The ticket desk counter is fitted with an induction loop.
For more access information, please visit our Accessibility section.