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Wes Anderson to Present at Annecy 2020

Director of ‘Isle of Dogs’ and Cristal winner ‘Fantastic Mr. Fox,’ along with ‘The French Dispatch’ collaborators Jason Schwartzman and Roman Coppola, will talk about his relationship with animation.

Wes Anderson’s ‘Isle of Dogs.’

The Annecy International Animation Film Festival, which this summer celebrates its 60th anniversary, has announced that award-winning filmmaker Wes Anderson, writer-director behind such fan-favorite films as Rushmore, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, and The Grand Budapest Hotel, as well as animated features Fantastic Mr. Fox and Annecy Cristal Award winner Isle of Dogs, will be attending. Along with his The French Dispatch colleagues and co-screenwriters, Jason Schwartzman and Roman Coppola, Anderson will present a talk about his relationship with animation.  

According to Marcel Jean, the Festival’s Artistic Director, “Wes Anderson has had an exceptional influence on the revival of stop-motion animation over the past decade. His elaborate dramaturgical vision, his sophisticated and all-encompassing conception of direction has been imitated and has inspired many young filmmakers. His visit to Annecy is the pinnacle of a long love story and admiration for his work. This is a true gift for us to offer our festivalgoers as part of the Festival’s 60th anniversary!”

Annecy takes place this year from June 15 – 20; online accreditations are now available. MIFA will be taking place June 16 -19. Visit the event website for more important information and to purchase your 2020 accreditation.

Source: Annecy Festival

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