Wes Anderson’s long-awaited film, The French Dispatch, finally had its premiere at Cannes Film Festival yesterday (July 12), and Tilda Swinton celebrated the occasion by pranking fellow cast member Timothée Chalamet.
The pair were in the audience as Anderson’s film received a nine (!) minute standing ovation, during which Swinton hugged Chalamet, sticking her ‘Tilda Swinton’ seat-holder sign onto his back.
The moment was captured by Variety executive editor Ramin Setoodeh, who wrote on Twitter: “Look at what Tilda Swinton did to Timothee Chalamet during The French Dispatch standing ovation.”
The French Dispatch is Anderson’s tenth feature film. The film’s official synopsis describes it “a love letter to journalists set in an outpost of an American newspaper in a fictional 20th-century French city that brings to life a collection of stories published in The French Dispatch.”
Anderson is already prepping to shoot his next film in Spain this summer. Sets for the as-yet-untitled project – including a mock train station and landscapes typical of classic Westerns – have recently popped up on the outskirts of Chinchón, a town in south east Madrid, following last year’s rumours of a romance plot.
For superfans of the director, the New York mansion from his 2001 film The Royal Tenenbaums also recently became available to rent, for a mere $20,000 per month.