Wow, Anderson has really distilled every aspect of his sensibilities down to its purest form at this point. Following the poster debut, the first trailer for Grand Budapest Hotel somehow promises an even more distinct look into the Anderson-verse than even Moonrise Kingdom managed.

Per usual, words like “lovely” and “charming” come to mind to describe this story of a young man’s involvement in a very silly story that still has death and crime and fighting in it. The cast is voluminous, the art design lush, and even the film’s aspect ratio has become a quirk (it shifts between three different ratios to indicate time period).

Enjoy! The film hits next year, and you can keep up with it at its new website.

I want to know your favorite shot and the cast member that excites you most in the comments…