Moonrise Kingdom

Directed by Chawki el Majri Daily at 15:00, 17:00, 20:00 and 22:30

USA - 2012 - 94' - In English


Set on an island off the coast of New England in the summer of 1965, Moonrise Kingdom tells the story of two twelve-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 more ways than anyone can handle.



Director's biography


Wes Anderson is the son of Melver, an advertising and PR executive and Texas Anne, an archaeologist turned real estate agent. He has two
brothers, Eric and Mel. Anderson’s parents divorced when he was a young child,
an event he described as “the most crucial event of my brothers and my
growing up”. During childhood, Anderson also began writing plays and
making Super 8 movies. He was educated at Westchester High School and then St.
John’s School, a private prep school in Houston, Texas, which was later to prove
an inspiration for the film Rushmore

After graduating from school, Anderson attended the University of Texas in
Austin, majoring in philosophy. It was here he met Owen Wilson. They became firm friends and began
making short films, some of which aired on a local cable access station. One of
their shorts was Bottle Rocket (1994), which starred Owen and his brother Luke Wilson. The short was screened at the
Sundance Film Festival, where it was successfully received, so much so that
they received funding to make a future length version. Bottle Rocket (1996) was not a commercial hit,
but gained a cult audience and high profile fans, including Martin Scorsese.

Success followed with films such as Rushmore (1998), The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004), The Royal Tenenbaums (2001) and the animated
feature, Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009), the latter two films
earning Anderson Oscar nominations.