In a luxurious Eastern European hotel in 1932, a junior-lobby-boy-in-training (Tony Revolori) gets embroiled in madcap intrigue when his mentor, louche concierge Gustave H. (Ralph Fiennes), is left a priceless painting by an elderly dowager (Tilda Swinton). Meanwhile, a sinister political tide creeps across the continent. Balancing Anderson’s signature playful streak with poignant historical reflection, The Grand Budapest Hotel is the work of an artist at the height of his powers.
Shown in conjunction with the film course The Empathy and Ecstasy of Wes Anderson, Pt. 2, this screening will be introduced by the course’s instructor, Lisa DeNight.