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Asteroid City

A young stargazer must navigate a world in chaos after an asteroid hits Earth.


Why watch this film?

Asteroid City could be described as the "most Wes Anderson" film of Wes Anderson (Isle of Dogs, The Grand Budapest Hotel), in the sense that the director not only reaffirms his style -with all its artifices- but from the beginning is self-aware of them. The story here is framed as a theatrical work about the remote homonymous village, where a space convention for privileged intellectual youth takes place, where events of existential implications occur. Through an absurd plot and using his typical cast of actors -with some new names like Tom Hanks, Margot Robbie and Maya Hawke- Anderson presents us with situations that make art and science converge in the spiritual experience of not understanding anything, but still searching for purpose. For those who are not avid followers of the director, this movie may not fit their sensibilities. However, fans of the filmmaker and his peculiar style will love it. Read more in our review of Asteroid City.



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Plot summary

Asteroid City: a fictional American desert town, circa 1955. Junior Stargazers and Space Cadets from across the country assemble for the annual Asteroid Day celebration—but the scholarly competition is spectacularly upended by world-changing events. Equal parts comedy, drama, and romance (with a touch of science-fiction).

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