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Wes Anderson’s Moonrise Kingdom Will Kick Off Cannes

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 15:  Director Wes Anderson attends the "We Need to Talk About Kevin" screening at the Sunshine Landmark on November 15, 2011 in New York City.  (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images)

Moonrise Kingdom, the first live-action film from Wes Anderson in five years, will lead this year's Cannes Film Festival and mark the auteur's debut at the 65-year-old fest. With proceedings set for May 16, you've got a couple of months to wager (a) how many minutes long the standing ovation will be and/or (b) how heavily critical consensus will pollute your opinion of the film before it premieres May 25 in the U.S.

Photo: Andrew H. Walker/2011 Getty Images