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Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)

Updated: Jun 22

PG-13 | 1h 33min | 8/10 | #Fantasy #Drama

Parental Rating: PG-13 (Parents Strongly Cautioned, Some Material May Be Inappropriate for Children Under 13)


 
 

STORYLINE:

Beast of the Southern Wild (2012) is a fantastical drama set in a forgotten but defiant bayou community cut off from the rest of the world. Six-year-old Hushpuppy exists on the brink of orphanhood, living with her tough but loving father, Wink. When Wink contracts a mysterious illness, nature seems to fall apart – temperatures rise, ice caps melt, and ancient aurochs awaken from their slumber. With the waters rising and Wink’s health fading, Hushpuppy must learn the ways of courage and love as she struggles to protect her home and reunite her family.


STAFF REVIEW:

Beast of the Southern Wild (2012) is a visually stunning and emotionally powerful film that immerses viewers in a unique and vibrant world. Directed by Benh Zeitlin, this film showcases an incredible performance from young Quvenzhané Wallis as Hushpuppy, who brings an inspiring mix of strength and innocence to the role. The film’s blend of magical realism and stark reality creates a captivating narrative that is both heart-wrenching and uplifting. The cinematography and music beautifully complement the story, adding depth and emotion to every scene. Beast of the Southern Wild is a testament to resilience and the power of the human spirit, making it a must-watch for fans of innovative and thought-provoking cinema.


CREDITS:

Director: 

- Benh Zeitlin

Writers:

- Lucy Alibar

- Benh Zeitlin

Starring:

- Quvenzhané Wallis as Hushpuppy

- Dwight Henry as Wink

Produced by:

- Michael Gottwald

- Dan Janvey

- Josh Penn

Production Companies:

- Cinereach

- Court 13

- Journeyman Pictures

- Parts & Labor

Cinematography: Ben Richardson

Edited by: 

- Crockett Doob

- Affonso Gonçalves

Music by: 

- Dan Romer

- Benh Zeitlin

Distributed by: 

- Fox Searchlight Pictures

Release date: June 27, 2012

Run Time: 1h 33min

Country: United States

Languages: English

Budget: $1.8 million

Box office: $23.3 million


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