We did tell you.
Scenes from the Wes Anderson-themed fancy dress party and screening of The Grand Budapest Hotel at the Light House cinema, Market Square, Dublin on Friday night.
Photos by Simon Lazweski
[Fancy dress invite (top) and a ‘Budapest’ prop by Annie Atkins (above)]
Gavin Feiritear writes:
“Thought you might like to know about this exhibition of graphic props from Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel by local designer Annie Atkins (above) at Light House Cinema [Market Square, Smithfield, Dublin] from Friday 7th – 24th March.
“To launch the film and exhibition, Light House Cinema will host a Wes Anderson-themed fancy dress party (top)and late screening of The Grand Budapest Hotel on Friday 7th March. Fans will get the chance to dress up as their favourite characters from any Wes Anderson film be it Tenenbaum, Zissou or Fantastic Mr Fox and enjoy some fancy dress fun from 8pm before experiencing the latest Wes Anderson film on the night.”
It’s an adorable ad for Sony Xperia smartphones, with director Wes (Royal Tenenbaums, Fantastic Mr Fox) Anderson shamelessly (and pretty effectively) exploiting the squee.
Anderson has a bit of form in this area, having teamed up with Brad Pitt back in 2008 for this Jacques Tati inspired mobile phone ad.