Beasts Of The Southern Wild
Fantasy / Drama
Director: Benh Zeitlin
Running time: 93 mins Released: 19th October 2012
About Beasts Of The Southern Wild
In a fictional self-contained, impoverished rural community known as the Bathtub in New Orleans, six-year-old Hushpuppy (Quvenzhané Wallis) lives with her father Wink (Dwight Henry). Residents have learnt to live without many modern conveniences; makeshift housing structures perch precariously on high ground and useful things are made from discarded car parts. Wink has a strong but volatile bond with his daughter and tries to teach her the necessary skills to survive off the swampy land. Her missing mother apparently 'swam away' one day, but with a child's conviction Hushpuppy knows she'll come back. She also communicates with the animals of the bayou and she senses that a storm is coming. With her home under threat from mythical beasts she fights back aided by her considerable determination and limitless imagination.