What's on at East Dulwich Picturehouse - We ♥ Wes Anderson
Set in the 1960s, Moonrise Kingdom follows 12-year-olds Sam and Suzy (Gilman and Hayward), who flee their cosy New England coastal town in an impulsive gesture of pre-teen romance. Suzy’s panic-stricken mother (McDormand) and seemingly unflustered father (Murray) toothcomb the region for their absent offspring with help from Sam’s Scout leader (Ed Norton) and the local sheriff (Willis). Meanwhile, a ferocious storm is gathering offshore and threatening to turn this quaint island community inside out.
Anderson’s latest film has all the luminosity of Moonrise Kingdom and frenetic wit of The Royal Tenenbaums – and then some. Set in the interwar years, the film centres on the eponymous hotel, its savvy concierge Gustave (Fiennes) and his new lobby boy Zero Moustafa (newcomer Tony Revolori), who progresses from naive apprentice to Gustave’s trusted accomplice. The guile of both is tested when one of Gustave’s most favoured guests (a heavily camouflaged Tilda Swinton) bequeaths him a priceless painting, thereby arousing the suspicions of Edward Norton’s detective Henckels. Their ensuing adventures propel the story along at a heady pace and involve numerous roguish characters, many played by Anderson regulars including Bill Murray, Jason Schwartzman and Owen Wilson. Glorious fun.