The French Dispatch


Thursday 3 February

Ticket price

General admission

$35 Non-member adult

Members get 10% off

Lawn Lounge

General admission + $17 per person

Members get 10% off

Gold Grass

General admission + $28 per person

Members get 10% off

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At the turn of the 20th Century, the French outpost of an American newspaper is preparing for the publication of its final issue. Described as a "love letter to journalists", Wes Anderson's 10th film captures three separate stories under this fictional masthead inspired by 'The New Yorker'. The ensemble cast (including Bill Murray, Owen Wilson, Tilda Swinton, Adrien Brody and Timothée Chalamet) come together in stylish scenes and with the winking dialogue that typify Anderson's work. But the goings-on in the town of Ennui-sur-Blasé go beyond aesthetics in what's been described as the director's most impressionistic, ambitious and unusual film to date.

Stars: Benicio Del Toro, Adrien Brody, Tilda Swinton, Léa Seydoux, Frances McDormand, Timothée Chalamet, Lyna Khoudri, Jeffrey Wright, Mathieu Amalric, Steve Park, Bill Murray, Owen Wilson

Director: Wes Anderson

Year: 2021

Running time: 1hr 48min

Genre: Romance/Drama/Comedy

Film classification: M - Nudity, sexual references, coarse language and drug use

About Zoo Summer Cinema

You're invited to Zoo Summer Cinema, a new outdoor moviegoing experience in the lush surrounds of Melbourne Zoo. Classic favourites, cult hits, premiere events and new releases are projected against the night sky.

Spend a summer evening at the Zoo visiting the animals before you find a spot on the lawns, or upgrade to the exclusive Lawn Lounge or premium Gold Grass sections. Take in the sounds of local DJs before the main attraction, and pay a visit to the food precinct for dinner and a drink.

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Zoo Summer Cinema supports Melbourne Zoo's Marine Response Unit and its work to rescue injured marine wildlife in Victoria's waters.

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