A Wes Anderson double bill – his first and latest
Take a step into British cinematic history at the Regent Street Cinema. It was the first place in the country to ever show moving pictures, kickstarting British cinema with a screening of Cinematographe in 1986. This double bill highlights the quirks, similarities and differences between Wes Anderson's early work and his latest. Rushmore is his much-loved coming-of-age comedy. The film chronicles a year in the life of Max Fischer (Schwartzman) and his exploits at Rushmore Academy. And then you've got The Grand Budapest Hotel, the Oscar-winning comedy that recounts the adventures of Gustave H – a legendary concierge at a famous hotel from the fictional Republic of Zubrowka between the First and Second World Wars – and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend. Rushmore (1998): certificate 15; runtime 1 hour 33 minutes. The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014): certificate 15; runtime 1 hour 37 minutes.
"A finely judged parable on the line between self delusion and reality."