Filmmaker Wes Anderson’s movies are known for their symmetry, eccentricity and distinctive visual and narrative styles. He has been cited by some critics as a modern-day example of the auteur with masterpieces like; The Royal Tenenbaums, Moonrise Kingdom, and The Grand Budapest Hotel.
Wes has directed a music video for his upcoming film The French Dispatch that is slated to open in theatres on October 22. It’s full of Easter eggs including a plethora of classic Citroëns.
The music video is for a cover of the 1966 French pop ballad “Aline,” sung originally by Christophe but this time by Jarvis Cocker, in character as a popular crooner in the French Dispatch universe named Tip-Top. The music video, illustrated and animated by Javi Aznarez, shows Tip-Top twirling and stumbling through the fictional French town in which The French Dispatch is set.
As Tip Top traipses his way through a number of settings from the film in a visual homage to Where’s Waldo, you can spot a number of classic Citroens; DS, 2CV, Ami 6, HY Van, GS, and look closely to see the front end of a Traction Avant:
Jacques Tati’s “Mon Oncle”, the house where Tati lives in the film.