BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD

By Benh ZEITLIN

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Drama - Completed 2012

Waters gonna rise up, wild animals gonna re-run from the grave, and everything south of the levee is goin’ under, in this tale of a six year-old named Hushpuppy, who lives with her daddy at the edge of the world.

Festivals
& Awards

Festival de Cannes 2012
Un Certain Regard
Deauville American FF 2012
Competition Grand Prix / Prix révélation Cartier
BFI London FF 2012
First Feature Competition Southerland Award
Mumbai FF 2012
Int'l Competition Jury Grand Prize; American Express Award for Best Actor
Stockholm IFF 2012
Competition Best Directorial Debut
    • Year of production
    • 2012
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • USA
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Duration
    • 93 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Benh ZEITLIN
    • Writer(s)
    • Benh ZEITLIN, Lucy ALIBAR
    • Producer(s)
    • Dan JANVEY, Josh PENN, Michael GOTTWALD
    • Synopsis
    • In a forgotten but defiant bayou community cut off from the rest of the world by a sprawling levee, six year-old Hushpuppy exists on the brink of orphanhood. Her mother long gone, and her beloved father Wink a wildman on a perpetual spree, Hushpuppy is left to her own devices on an isolated compound filled with semi-wild animals. She perceives the natural world to be a fragile web of living, breathing, squirting things, in which the entire universe depends on everything fitting together just right. So when a hundred year storm raises the waters around her town, her daddy is suddenly stricken with illness, and fierce pre-historic creatures awaken from their frozen graves to come charging across the planet, Hushpuppy sees the natural order of everything she holds dear collapsing around her. Desperate to repair the structure of her world in order to save her ailing father and sinking home, this tiny hero must learn to survive an unstoppable catastrophe of epic proportions.
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