Posted on May 17, 2012
Cannes After Dark
After Wes Anderson’s MOONRISE KINGDOM opened the 65th annual Cannes Film Festival on Wednesday May 17 to happy applause, the filmmakers headed to the official Cannes dinner, and then to the star-studded after-party at the Carlton.
Jason Schwartzman (Cousin Ben), right, with real-life cousin Roman Coppola, who co-wrote MOONRISE KINGDOM with director Wes Anderson
A Sparkling Party
It was a sparkling party whose guests included BEGINNERS' Ewan McGregor, THE DEBT’s Jessica Chastain, The Artist director Michel Hazanavicius and The Artist star Bérénice Bejo, actor/director Tim Roth and director Xavier Dolan. Also attending were Focus Features President Andrew Karpen, CEO James Schamus, President of Production Jeb Brody and Focus Features International Co-President Alison Thompson.
Moonrise Kingdom Character Poster: The Bishops
This is Walt and Laura Bishop. Counselors-at-Law, Doctors of Jurisprudence. Their daughter's been abducted by a troop of beige lunatics.
Moonrise Kingdom Character Poster: Scout Master Ward
This is Scout Master Ward. Field Officer, Troop 55, Khaki Scouts of America. He's a math teacher on the side.
Moonrise Kingdom Character Poster: Suzy
This is Suzy Bishop. She likes stories with magical powers in them. From time to time, she goes berserk.
Moonrise Kingdom Character Poster: Sam
This is Sam Shakusky. He's a good boy. He's got a good heart. But if you find him, don't forget to bring a weapon.
Moonrise Kingdom Character Poster: Captain Sharp
This is Captain Sharp. Island Police, New Penzance Township. He loved someone once, but she didn't love him back.
Moonrise Kingdom Character Poster: Ben
This is Cousin Ben, Falcon Scout, Legionnaire. You want pop? You want candy? You want a snake-bite kit? Get some money.
Moonrise Kingdom Character Poster: Social Services
This is Social Services. Custodial Guardian, Juvenile Refuge, 27 years. Nothing else is in your power.
Noye's Fludde: The Opera at the Heart of MOONRISE KINGDOM
A look at the opera staged in MOONRISE KINGDOM.
A Magical Place
Wes Anderson and team scoured the world to find just the right place to set and shoot their magical coming-of-age adventure MOONRISE KINGDOM.
Following the Story’s Thread
Costume designers created scout uniforms, weekend outfits and animal costume to dress the community of characters in MOONRISE KINGDOM.