Posted on Friday, April 20th, 2012 by Russ Fischer
With Wes Anderson‘s new film Moonrise Kingdom to premiere soon at the Cannes Film Festival, we’re going to start seeing a lot more materials from the strange little tale in the coming weeks. Already this week we’ve seen a set of character posters, and now we’ve got the first clip from the film that tells the story of two young kids who fall in love and run away to make a new life together, leaving their home town in disarray.
In deference to those who don’t want to see or know any more than they have to before sitting down to watch the full film, I’ll keep real info about the clip for after the break. But it is pure Wes Anderson, and a nice taste of the personality projected by Bruce Willis in the film.
Update: Two other clips appeared during the night, and we’ve collected them here.
We saw bits of this scene in the first full trailer, and it’s nice to get just a bit more context for a couple of the lines. Tilda Swinton, as always, looks wonderful, and the staging and design elements are all just lovely. As for the characters played by Willis and Edward Norton, well, it looks like they’re nearly as childlike, if not more so, than the kids who’ve run away.