A gathering of parents and their exceptionally bright children at the annual Junior Stargazer/Space Cadet Convention in 1955 takes an unexpected turn after an otherworldly visit on Asteroid Day in Asteroid City.
Augie Steenbeck, a war photographer, faces the somber task of explaining his wife’s death to his children. Meanwhile, Woodrow, his only son, finds himself drawn to Dinah, the daughter of famous actress Midge Campbell.
In the aftermath of the alien’s arrival, the community struggles to redefine their lives. The film interweaves humor and tragedy, touching on themes of love, death, art, science, loss, grief, and the entertainment industry.
Regularly breaking the fourth wall, director Wes Anderson offers audiences a unique perspective on his approach to storytelling and his reflections on the deeper aspects of life.
For fans of Anderson’s previous work, his newest film will be a much-anticipated delight. If you’re interested in a thought-provoking movie with artistic flair that lingers in your mind, Asteroid City is a cinematic gem you won’t want to miss.
Asteroid City (OmU)
USA / 2023 / 105 min
Wes Anderson, Roman Coppola
Jason Schwartzman, Scarlett Johannson, Tom Hanks and a long list of other A-list actors you definitely know