U.S./U.K./Germany, 2014, 100 min, 2K DCP, Dir. Wes Anderson, Rated R, Fox Searchlight Pictures
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Friday, 3/30 to Sunday, 4/1
"The movie is a flume ride through the imagination of one of the most creative minds making movies today, and the pleasure curls your toes." – Rene Rodriguez, Miami Herald
Switching between three different time periods (with aspect ratios to match), Wes Anderson concocts a comic and poignant adventure centered on The Grand Budapest Hotel, a famous luxury European hotel caught in the middle of a war. Zero Moustafa (Tony Revolori’s breakout role) dreams of being a lobby boy at the Grand Budapest and is taken under the wing of its legendary concierge, Gustave H (Ralph Fiennes). Along the way, the two are embroiled in the theft and recovery of a priceless Renaissance painting and the battle for an enormous family fortune – all against the back-drop of a suddenly and dramatic changing Continent. Arguably the best example of Anderson’s visual style, with its sumptuous palette of pinks, purples, greys, and whites, The Grand Budapest Hotel walked away with four Oscars (out of nine nominations) including Production Design, Makeup and Hairstyling, Costume Design, and Original Score.
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