The final lineup of the 2012 Cannes Film Festival is out, marking the official start of the festival season. A defiantly idiosyncratic festival with a completely international focus, Cannes doesn't usually factor in as a predictor of the upcoming year in film awards, but it's always entertaining and often controversial. Here are five films we're particularly looking forward to catching as soon as they make their stateside debuts.
Moonrise Kingdom (Directed by Wes Anderson)
A return to the self-conscious whimsy of Rushmore and The Royal Tenenbaums, Moonrise Kingdom looks to be so very Wes Anderson that it skirts self-parody. On a small island off the coast of New England in 1965, a pair of moonstruck 12-year-olds (newcomers Jared Gilman and Kara Hayward) plot to run away together. Bruce Willis, Tilda Swinton, Francis McDormand, Edward Norton and Anderson regulars Bill Murray and Jason Schwartzman fill the adult roles.