Beasts of the Southern Wild
- 91 min
- Directed by: Benh Zeitlin
- Cast: Quvenzhané Wallis, Dwight Henry, Levy Easterly
- UK release: 19 October 2012
- Website: www.foxsearchlight.com/beastsofthesouthernwild/
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 Wild3 Oct 2012
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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