While waiting for possibly the most-anticipated and biggest movie of the year, The French Dispatch, that got postponed from July 24—scheduled to premiere at the Cannes Film Festival—to October 16, read what Wes Anderson included in his list of nearly a dozen films he watched during the quarantine, in a recent The New York Times’ Cannes survey he was part of, sharing a memory about the world’s most prestigious film festival.

The director stated he’d been watching a movie each night sheltered in place, while not homeschooling his 4-year-old daughter, which is a task he, like most of the parents, had to face, and listed 11 titles that rank as some of his favorites: George Stevens’ “Alice Adams” (1935), John Huston’s “Beat the Devil” (1954), William A. Wellman’s “Nothing Sacred” (1937), Spike Lee’s “Do the Right Thing” (1989), John Ford’s “The Long Voyage Home” (1940), Kenji Mizoguchi’s “A Story From Chikamatsu” (1954), Marco Ferreri’s “La Grande Bouffe” (1973), David Lean’s “The Passionate Friends” (1949), Seth Holt’s “Station Six-Sahara” (1962), George Cukor’s “What Price Hollywood” (1932), and William Richert’s “Winter Kills” (1979).

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