VOD Recommendation: A Mysterious and Poetic Dramatic Fantasy Coming Soon on Demand
12.03.12 by BJSprecher
"When it all goes quiet behind my eyes, I see everything that made me flying around in invisible pieces."
Journey to an isolated southern Louisiana bayou community to witness nature's terrible fury and marvel at the incredible optimism and imagination of a little girl wise beyond her years.
The Flick: Beasts of the Southern Wild
The Skinny: The feature debut of co-writer and director Benh Zeilin, Beasts of the Southern Wild premiered at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival, where it won the
Grand Jury Prize: Dramatic award. The movie, generally lauded by critics, also won the prestigious Caméra d'Or award at the Cannes Film Festival and the Grand Jury Prize at the Deauville American Film Festival. It was shot on location in Montegut, Louisiana.
The Players: Newcomers Quvenzhané Wallis and Dwight Henry star as Hushpuppy and Wink, an optimistic young girl with a wild imagination and her sickly, short-tempered father, who live in the "Bathtub," a bayou community completely cut off from the rest of the world by a levee. The pair face the one-two punch of a severe storm and Wink's failing health, while mysterious prehistoric creatures descend on the Bathtub. Levy Easterly and Gina Montana co-star.
Beasts of the Southern Wild | Dwight Henry | Benh Zeitlin | Quvenzhané Wallis | Movie Trailer | Review