Beasts Of The Southern Wild (12A)

2012 (USA) (Fantasy-Drama)
Starring: Quvenzhane Wallis
Director: Benh Zeitlin

This award winning film picked up the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance and the Camera d’Or at Cannes. Trained by her tough love father Wink on how to survive in their ramshackle bayou home, six year old Hush Puppy day dreams about nature and the connections between all living things. When a local levee breaks, Hush Puppy thinks it’s because the ice caps have melted and released the aurochs, huge boar like ancient beasts. With the flood waters rising, the aurochs coming, and her father unwell, Hush Puppy searches for her mother. This is wholly original film making, poetic and filled with childlike wonder. (1hr 33min)