The Grand Budapest Hotel

Thursday, Sept.11 @ 7pm / Galaxy Cinema/Sault Ste. Marie

Director: Wes Anderson
USA  2014
English; 100 mins

Director Wes Anderson (Moonrise Kingdom) returns with his highly fanciful world view and a wide range of  incredible acting talent including many from his usual ensemble in this 1930’s-set caper.  THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL tells the adventures of Gustave H, a legendary concierge at an elegant spa hotel in the fictional Republic of Zubrowka , and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend.

While the film appears on the surface as `a cinematic confection’, it `does grapple with the very raw and real stuff of humanity from an unusual but highly illuminating angle’.  `THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL is a movie about the masks we conjure to suit our aspirations, and the cost of keeping up appearances’.   `Anderson the illusion-maker is dazzling, and with this movie he’s created an art-refuge that consoles and commiserates.  It’s an illusion, but it’s not a lie.’ (Glenn Kenny, Roger

Peter TraversRolling Stone: “His (Anderson) abiding love for a vanished past, real and imagined, is at the core of The Grand Budapest Hotel. The thrill comes in watching as this rare talent gives his movie wings.”