Inside ‘The French Dispatch’

Wes Anderson is back with the latest star-studded film, The French Dispatch, which takes place in a fictional French city, told from the perspective of expat journalists.

Anderson’s offbeat and highly stylised brand of filmmaking created yet another Oscar nominee’s film. Production designer Adam Stockhausen and set decorator Rena DeAngelo transformed an entire town in Angoulême, France, where the topography and architecture was camera-ready for the quirky fictional town of Ennui-sur-Blasé. The back of the French Dispatch office was built in a parking lot and many indoor scenes consists of “well-curated collection of French antiques and modern art.”