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Moonrise Kingdom, dir: Wes Anderson, USA 2012

Moonrise Kingdom

1 Jun 20123 Jul 2012

The latest film from indie director Wes Anderson (The Royal Tenenbaums, Rushmore, The Darjeeling Limited) is set on an island off the coast of New England in the summer of 1965.

Moonrise Kingdom tells the story of two 12-year-olds who fall in love, make a secret pact, and run away together into the wilderness. As various authorities try to hunt them down, a violent storm is brewing off-shore – and the peaceful island community is turned upside down in every which way.

Bruce Willis plays the local sheriff, Captain Sharp. Edward Norton is a Khaki Scout troop leader, Scout Master Ward. Bill Murray and Frances McDormand portray the young girl’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Bishop. The cast also includes Tilda Swinton, Jason Schwartzman, and Bob Balaban; and introduces Jared Gilman and Kara Hayward as Sam and Suzy, the boy and girl.

★★★★ you can imagine ‘Moonrise Kingdom’ turning young kids on to cinema; it’s so full of a joyous love for the medium” Time Out

★★★★ a soufflé of strangeness that rises superbly” The Guardian

Dir: Wes Anderson, USA 2012. 94 mins, cert 12A
Cast: Jared Gilman, Kara Hayward, Bruce Willis, Bill Murray, Frances McDormand, Tilda Swinton.

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