Director/writer Wes Anderson makes small, magical films inhabiting vast worlds of quirkiness and wit. His movies are quaint and warm, with surprising moments of pain and darkness, made even more striking by the fact that his movies are picturesque moving pictures that feel like songs.
Inspiring a generation of filmmakers, storytellers and writers awed by his sensibilities, the Texas native is an original auteur with an impressive filmography of great little pictures: Bottle Rocket, Rushmore, The Royal Tenenbaums and the underrated The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou.
Now zooming in on a small 1960s American town as its locals struggle to find a boy and a girl – eloped lovers – to the dismay of their parents, the 25th of May marks the return of Anderson to our screens, with the eagerly anticipated Moonrise Kingdom.
Starring familiar faces like Bill Murray and Jason Schwartzman, the film welcomes a cast of Anderson newcomers, notably Bruce Willis and Ed Norton.
Like all Anderson films, it will be funny, it will be sweet and it will be good. Check out the trailer below.