Angouleme Delivers for Wes Anderson’s ‘The French Dispatch’ Shoot

Dotted by hilltop views and an historic city-center, Angouleme in the Southwest of France has, in recent years, developed into a minor production hub for the Gallic industry.

Benefiting from its status as France’s cartoonist and graphic arts capital, the city has become renowned for its animation and post-production infrastructure, boasting more than 30 animation studios and nearly twice as many digital and multimedia outfits.And though the modest-sized municipality often plays host to a handful of local live-action film and television shoots each year, it recently found itself accommodating its largest production to date when Wes Anderson decided to decamp to the provincial capital to shoot his upcoming feature “The French Dispatch.”With an estimated budget of $25 million, and a cast that mixes Anderson regulars Tilda Swinton, Owen Wilson and Bill Murray with newcomers like Timothée Chalamet, Benicio Del Toro and Kate Winslet, the film marked the largest-scale Hollywood

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