Wes Anderson's "The Grand Budapest Hotel" may be hitting theaters after awards season ends, but the film has landed a different kind of honor: It will open the 2014
The Fox Searchlight film will kick off the European event next February, a few weeks before its theatrical debut in the U.S. on March 7. Anderson's last picture,
If that sounds vague, it's because the movie's plot has proved somewhat difficult to explain. Even Anderson himself had trouble selling the film's premise to a Times reporter last year.
"Uuuuum ... it's a ... as you might gather from the title, a hotel figures prominently in it," he said. "And it's kind of European ... a bit inspired partly by Hollywood Europe, and also by some European writers around that time. Yeah. That's a little bit about it. Kind of vague, but ..."