One of the most lavishly praised films of the 2012 Sundance Film Festival and a Camera d'Or winner at Cannes, Beasts of the Southern Wild teeters on the edge of embracing the clichés of "lyrical poverty" movies, but is anchored in complex reality by the performance of non-actress Quvenzhané Wallis as a motherless six-year-old forced to rely increasingly on her own wits, common sense and childish optimism after a major hurricane devastates her bayou community and her beloved father gradually succumbs to chronic illness.
Distributor: FOX SEARCHLIGHT Running Time: 90 mins. Color: Color Production: A Cinereach and Court 13 production, in association with Journeyman Pictures. Genre: Drama Film Width: 1.85 Sound: Datasat Digital, Dolby Digital (AC-3)
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