Moonrise Kingdom, Wes Anderson (2012)

The film chosen to kick off the 65th edition of the Cannes Festival, Wes Anderson’s Moonrise Kingdom, takes place during the summer of 1965 on an island off the coast of New England named New Penzance. It all begins when, at a Khaki Scout camp, the disappearance of a Scout boy leads to a thoroughly search.

(From this point it may contain spoilers. Stop reading if you wish.)

At first, when Sam disappears from the camp, it is believed that the reason behind his departure is tied to his unpopularity within the group. But that is not the truth. Sam, a 12 year-old boy, leaves the camp to meet his pen pal and lover Suzy who is a forgotten daughter with self-control issues. The two carry on their adventure to follow the Old Chickshaw Harvest Migration Trail while every single soul in the village participates in the search.
Being so young and living on an island the young couple knows they cannot go far but they do not even think of giving up. Love is worth everything.
The plot is considerably odd and hardly plausible and yet it leaves the viewer with a bittersweet nostalgic mood. However, the highlights of this film are the immaculate and colourful settings, the almost imperceptible comedy hints and, last but not least, the young actors performances.
It is with no doubt one of this year’s events.


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