Wes Anderson premieres new film “Asteroid City” at Cannes Film Festival
Wes Anderson, the acclaimed director known for his unique and quirky style, has premiered his latest film, “Asteroid City,” at the Cannes Film Festival. It has been two years since his last film, “The French Dispatch,” and his fans have been eagerly waiting for his next project.
The film has received positive reviews from critics at the Cannes Film Festival, with some calling it Anderson’s best work in years. The Guardian described it as “an exhilarating triumph of pure style,” while Variety praised its “visually dazzling” qualities. However, The Telegraph warned audiences to “beware” of Anderson’s oddest film yet.
Overall, “Asteroid City” has an 84% positive review rating on Rotten Tomatoes. The romantic comedy is set in a remote American desert town in the 1950s during a space convention. The plot follows three overlapping stories, with an alien arrival leading to a government-enforced quarantine of the town, reminiscent of the recent pandemic.
At the heart of the film is a widowed father of four, played by Jason Schwartzman, who develops a relationship with a famous actress, played by Scarlett Johansson. Tom Hanks plays Schwartzman’s father-in-law, who helps take care of the children during the quarantine.
As with Anderson’s previous films, the cast boasts some of the biggest names in Hollywood, such as Bryan Cranston, Adrien Brody, Steve Carell, Margot Robbie, Jeff Goldblum, Willem Dafoe, and Tilda Swinton. Anderson shot the film in Chinchón, a town near Madrid, with co-writer Roman Coppola, who has collaborated with Anderson on many of his films, including “Moonrise Kingdom” and “The Darjeeling Limited.”
Fans of Wes Anderson can rejoice, as “Asteroid City” is sure to provide the signature whimsical and delightful storytelling that he is known for.