I went to Cannes last week for the film festival as a guest of my friend’s boss. I cannot get this song out of my head. It plays during the trailer of the new Wes Anderson movie, “Moonrise Kingdom”, which was the opening film of the festival.
The first time I saw the trailer I was worried the movie would be too “twee”. There’s a reason Anderson is one of the most polarizing film directors working in Hollywood today. I bumped into a film critic last week who told me the movie really moved him (after the first half hour) and I’ve heard the performances are great.
My parents had several Hardy records when I was growing up, but I was trying to fit into suburban America and wasn’t checking for a singer from France. Now, like many other things my Caribbean parents liked, I get it.
Here’s the “Moonrise Kingdom” trailer.