From the director of cult hits such as The Royal Tenenbaums, Fantastic Mr. Fox and The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, comes a new visually enchanting, racy, historical fairy tale comedy-drama.
The Grand Budapest Hotel tracks the adventures of Gustave H, a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel; and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend.
Set in alternate-history 1920s Europe in a country called the Republic of Zubrowka, Gustave H is bequeathed a painting called "Boy with Apple" after a woman with whom he has a one-night stand, Madame D, is killed. Madame D's son, Dmitri, vows revenge on Gustave by framing him for Madame D's murder. Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy, and his love interest, Agatha, help Gustave hide "Boy with Apple" from Dmitri and the authorities.
The Grand Budapest Hotel features an all-star-cast including Ralph Fiennes, Bill Murray, Edward Norton, Tilda Swinton, Jude Law, Owen Wilson, Willem Dafoe, Adrien Brody and Jason Schwartzman.
The film debuted at the 64th Berlin International Film Festival on 7 February 2014 to rave reviews.
The Guardian called it “a nimblefooted, witty piece” while Time Out London hailed it as “one of Anderson’s very best films”.
According to Indiewire, this “thoroughly immersive” film juggles a speedy plot “with striking imagery and perceptive characterizations in the bubbly spirit of a screwball comedy and plenty of soul.”
Don't miss this one-time opportunity to see The Grand Budapest Hotel before its general release later this year.
The Grand Budapest Hotel screens at Nu Metro Cinemas, V&A Waterfront, on 2 March. Buy your ticket here.