Moonrise Kingdom

Wes Anderson, USA 2012, 94’

In Wes Anderson's The Royal Tenenbaums, Richie pitches a tent in the middle of his room, Chas is obsessed with surviving the Armageddon while constantly donning a red tracksuit, and Margot runs away from home and returns without her finger. To wit, in Moonrise Kingdom Anderson’s kingdom continues flourishing. Here, children play adults and grownups are the gloomy kids: Sam and Suzy – innocent, teenage rebels – steal a tent, run away from their miserable families and exasperating summer camps with the aim of losing their innocence. That’s exactly when Anderson gets his innocence back - in telling a story about youth uncontaminated by sophistication. He manages to create a brilliant irony-soaked portrait of traditionalists clashing with carefree counter-culture.

Wes Anderson

Wes Anderson was born in 1969 in Houston, Texas. During childhood, Anderson began writing plays and making Super 8 movies. He attended college at the University of Texas in Austin, majoring in philosophy, where he met Owen Wilson. The duo began making short films, including the short Bottle Rocket (1994). It’s success at the Sundance Film Festival helped them collect funding to extend the film into feature length. It is followed by critically acclaimed pictures such as Rushmore (1998), Royal Tenenbaums (2001) and the animated feature, Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009), the latter two films earning Anderson Oscar nominations.


Selected filmography

1996 Trzech facetów z Teksasu / Bottle Rocket

1998 Rushmore

2001 Genialny klan / The Royal Tenenbaums

2004 Podwodne życie ze Stevem Zissou / The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou

2007 Pociąg do Darjeeling / The Darjeeling Limited

2009 Fantastyczny Pan Lis / Fantastic Mr. Fox

2012 Kochankowie z Księżyca. Moonrise Kingdom / Moonrise Kingdom


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Cast & Crew

director Wes Anderson
screenplay Wes Anderson, Roman Coppola
cinematography Robert D. Yeoman
editing Andrew Weisblum
music Alexandre Desplat
sound Graig Henighan
cast Bruce Willis, Edward Norton, Bill Murray, Tilda Swinton, Harvey Keitel, Jason Schwartzman, Frances McDormand, Kara Hayward, Jared Gilman, Bob Balaban
producer Wes Anderson, Jeremy Dawson, Steven M. Rales, Scott Rudin, Lila Yacoub, Molly Cooper, Eli Bush
production Indian Paintbrush, Scott Rudin Productions, American Empirical Pictures, Moonrise
Polish distributor Kino Świat
language English
coloration colour
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