Wes Anderson Populates Citroëns in Animated Music Video for The French Dispatch

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 Anderson

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:

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