I am pleased to see the master-work “The Grand Budapest Hotel” getting recognized as the awards season heats up. The British Academy of Film and Television Awards committee just announced its favorites:
The Grand Budapest Hotel has the most nominations.
Wes Anderson’s farce has 11 citations, including best actor for Ralph Fiennes.
“I’m delighted of course,” said the actor, who plays fragrant hotel concierge Monsieur Gustave H in the comedy.
“Dom Perignon all around for guests and staff at The Grand Budapest Hotel. And a free sample of Eau de Panache too, darling.” <BBC, link>
If you missed my review of the movie, you can find it here: LINK
In short, this movie is a bold statement about the difference between high civilization and barbarism, and the slippery slope that leads us from one to the other.