Prague’s Bio Oko to Host Wes Anderson Retrospective This Week

Prague’s Bio Oko to Host Wes Anderson Retrospective This Week

After a four-year hiatus following the acclaimed Grand Budapest Hotel, the latest film from director Wes Anderson will hit cinemas worldwide starting next month. 

Isle of Dogs, a stop-motion animated feature in the style of The Fantastic Mr. Fox, will premiere in the United States on March 23 before an expected bow locally in the Czech Republic on May 5.

And to get in the mood for the director’s latest, Prague’s Bio Oko has a little something special in store for its patrons later this week: from Thursday through Sunday, the Prague 7 cinema will screen six of Wes Anderson’s best features. 

Bio Oko’s Wes Anderson Retrospective will kick off on February 8 will a double feature of The Grand Budapest Hotel and The Fantastic Mr. Fox, and close out with both films again on Sunday evening. 

Sandwiched in-between on Friday and Saturday will be Anderson’s debut Bottle Rocket, 2001’s The Royal Tenenbaums (a personal fave), 2004’s The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, and 2012’s Moonrise Kingdom.

Tickets run 120 CZK a pop. All films will be screened in English with Czech subtitles. 

Unfortunately, two of my favorite flicks from the director won’t be a part of the retrospective: Anderson’s breakout sophomore effort Rushmore, and the sorely underappreciated The Darjeeling Limited

Here’s the full schedule for Bio Oko’s Wes Anderson Retrospective in Prague this week: 

February 8: 
18:00: The Grand Budapest Hotel
20:30: The Fantastic Mr. Fox

February 9: 
18:00: Bottle Rocket
20:30: The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou

February 10:
18:00: The Royal Tenenbaums
20:30: Moonrise Kingdom

February 11: 
18:00: The Grand Budapest Hotel
20:30: The Fantastic Mr. Fox

By the by, Wes Anderson himself is no stranger to the Czech Republic.

Did you know that the titular location in the director’s Grand Budapest Hotel was extensively modeled after Karlovy Vary’s Grandhotel Pupp? Anderson and and Grand Budapest Hotel co-stars Jeff Goldblum and Tony Revolori even came to Prague’s Kino Lucerna to attend the local premiere of the film back in February of 2014.

Look out for Isle of Dogs in Prague cinemas later this spring:

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