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Beasts of the Southern Wild

Beasts of the Southern Wild
  • 2012
  • US
  • 91 min
  • 12A

Six-year-old Hushpuppy (Wallis) and her ailing father (Henry) live in the Louisiana backwaters until a violent storm throws their lives into turmoil. Henry and Wallis are non-professional actors who inhabit their roles with astonishing ease and conviction, and the film is bracingly original and beguiling.

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Beasts of the Southern Wild

3 Oct 20125 stars

A bracingly original and utterly beguiling magical/social-realist fable

Benh Zeitlin's extraordinary debut offers a heady mix of social realism and magic realism as it charts survival at the extreme margins of society. Based on a play called Juicy And Delicious, it unfolds in the Louisiana backwater of The Bathtub where six…

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