Mendl’s is a gourmet dessert shop located in a medieval village near the Grand Budapest Hotel in Wes Anderson’s new film, which currently has a 93% Rotten Tomatoes rating. This Mendl’s cart is sitting in front of the Hotel Adlon as we speak. Mendl’s boxes were all over the upper lobby area during this morning’s round-table interviews.

Journos with geek-leaning tastes are trying to get into the Berlinale screenings of Joon-ho Bong‘s Snowpiercer. I know it’s not going to do it for me so I couldn’t care less. I concluded after seeing Mother that Joon-ho Bong is basically a Brian De Palma pretender. He might not be as “bad” as Park Chan-wook (Stoker) but he’ll do until the next Chan-wook film comes along.

Large wooden model of the Grand Budapest Hotel, sitting in the entranceway of the Hotel Adlon.