Wes Anderson is easily my favourite director. He is quirky, imaginative and funny all while staying totally grounded and emotional. His films always tell of slightly unattainable characters that are strange with each other and their surroundings yet are connectable as they are vulnerable and human. Even though they are out of the ordinary, they still remain natural at the heart of their character. This is part due to the actors, (most of which work regularly with Wes Anderson), the writing and the unique vision of Wes Anderson himself.
Anderson’s style is creative and beautiful to watch.
He has written and directed seven features to date including, The Royal Tenenbaums, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou and The Fantastic Mr. Fox. All of which feature his regular cast member Bill Murray (also starring in Moonrise Kingdom). Murray has had an illustrious career in cinema but has really come in to his own with his work with Jim Jarmusch and especially Anderson.
Other regular cast members include Angelica Houston, Jason Schwartzman, Bob Balaban, Luke Wilson, Owen Wilson, Willem Dafoe and Seymour Cassel. Some of which pop up in Moonrise Kingdom, along with new-comer’s such as Edward Norton, Bruce Willis, Harvey Keitel and Tilda Swinton.
Moonrise tells the story of a young boy and girl who fall in love and run away together. The locals set out to track down the two youngsters and in doing so end up unearthing secrets and truths about themselves, their families and their fellow town’s people. Set on an Island off the coast of New England in the sixties and in keeping with Anderson’s style it’s sure to be a visual treat as well as an entertaining and engaging hour and a half.
It is screening in the Model Cinema for 2 weeks, starting on the 27th of June through to the 8th of July and I can’t wait to see it!
“Anderson is telling us about his own story by the sounds of it. He is the 12 years old boy, he has just experienced his first love while at Summer camp, and immediately rushed to a camera to tell us, his pen pals, the story”. IMBD