10 Most Anticipated Movies from Cannes 2012

10. Moonrise Kingdom

Directed by: Wes Anderson

Starring: Edward Norton, Bruce Willis, Bill Murray, and Tilda Swinton

Whats it about: Two little kids who fall in love run away together forcing their small New England town to mobilize a search party.


9. Beasts of Southern Wild

Directed by: Benh Zeitlin

Starring: Quvenzhané Wallis

What’s it about: A little girl travels through many perils to search for her mother after her father becomes mysteriously ill


8. The We and I

Directed by: Michel Gondry

Starring: A cast of unknowns

What’s it about: It is a look at a group of high school students riding the bus on the last day of school.

7. The Paperboy

Directed by: Lee Daniels

Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Nicole Kidman, Zac Efron, and John Cusack

What’s it about: A journalist and his younger brother team up to investigate a case involving a death row inmate.

6. Cosmopolis

Directed by: David Cronenberg

Starring: Robert Pattinson, Jay Baruchel, and Kevin Durand

What’s it about: A young billionaire’s life begins to fall apart as he rides in a stretch limo across New York City for a haircut.

5. Room 237

Directed by: Rodney Ascher

Starring: It’s a documentary

What’s it about: A documentary about the many theories and hidden symbolism of Stanley Kubrick’s The Shinging

4, Killing Them Softly

Directed by: Andrew Dominik

Starring: Brad Pitt, Richard Jenkins, Ray Liotta, and many others

What’s it about: Brad Pitt plays a mob enforcer who tries to retrieve money stolen by a wiseguy poker game.

3. Mud

Directed by: Jeff Nichols

Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, and Michael Shannon

What’s it about: Mud is an escaped convict who enlists the help of 2 teenagers to evade bounty hunters and find his true love

2. On the Road

Directed by: Walter Salles

Starring: Sam Riley, Garret Hedlund, and Kristen Stewart

What’s it about: Aspiring writer, Sal, goes looking for “It” with his friend, Dean.

1. Lawless

Directed by: John Hillcoat

Starring: Tom Hardy, Shia Labeauf, and Jessica Chastain

What’s it about: A Depression-era bootlegging gang finds themselves the main target of the authorities.