Oh man! This is a big honor!
Wes Anderson's new film, Moonrise Kingdom, which stars Edward Norton, Bruce Willis, Bill Murray, Frances McDormand, Tilda Swinton and Jason Schwartzman, and takes place on a New England island in 1965, has been selected to open 65th Festival de Cannes on Wednesday, on May 16th in the Grand théâtre Lumière of the Palais des Festivals!
Thierry Frémaux, the Festival’s General Delegate, says in a statement:
“Wes Anderson is one of the rising powers of American cinema, to which he brings a highly personal touch, particularly in MOONRISE KINGDOM, which once again is a testimony to the creative freedom in which he continues to evolve. Sensitive and independent, this admirer of Fellini and Renoir is also in his own right a brilliant and inventive filmmaker.”
That's all we need to hear!
We were already excited about this, but now we DEFINITELY can't wait to see it when it drops for the rest of us on May 25th!
How about U?
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