Opening the festival will be
, Wes Anderson's coming of age story set amongst a remote island community. Taking place in the '60s, the film will follow the adventures of a young boy and girl who fall in love and run away together. However, their disappearance just so happens to coincide with the biggest storm to hit the island in many a long year, causing various sections of the community to join the search party. Tempers become frayed and old resentments bubble to the surface, as the town begins to turn on itself in a time of crisis…
Why We're Excited:
Anderson might not be everybody's cup of tea, but as fans of his kooky oeuvre, we cant wait to see what looks to be another idiosyncratic gem. Several former collaborators can be found among the cast, including
duo Bill Murray and Jason Schwartzman, while the exciting new additions include Ed Norton, Bruce Willis, Tilda Swinton and Frances McDormand. If Anderson's films are too whimsical for your taste, this probably won't be the film that converts you, but for fans, it promises to be the highlight of this year's festival.