"★★★★★ – You could get light-headed on the pure fun of it, which unleashes fresh waves of fun-within-fun at every point" – The Telegraph
As one of our favourite directors, we had to include a Wes Anderson film for our birthday weekend, and Grand Budapest is a star-studded delight with a stupendous performance from Ralph Fiennes.
The Grand Budapest Hotel tells of a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars and his friendship with a young employee who becomes his trusted protégé.
The story involves the theft and recovery of a priceless Renaissance painting, the battle for an enormous family fortune and the slow and then sudden upheavals that transformed Europe during the first half of the 20th century.
Anderson's glorious confection won a mantelpiece full of awards, including five BAFTAs, four Academy Awards and the Golden Globe for Best Picture (musical or comedy).
Dir: Wes Anderson
Cast: Ralph Fiennes, Tony Revolori
Ger/USA 2014, 97mins