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Beasts of the Southern Wild [DVD]
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A six-year-old girl from the southern Delta searches for her long-lost mother after her father falls ill and her world spins out of balance in the film from director Benh Zeitlin that took home the Grand Jury Prize and Best Cinematography award at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. A harsh but loving father, Wink swore that his beloved daughter Hushpuppy would be prepared for the day he was no longer able to look after her. Little did Wink realize that day would come sooner than anyone suspected, and when illness strikes him down, nature runs amuck. As the soaring temperatures melt ice caps and the sea levels swell, a race of prehistoric beasts named the aurochs emerge to reclaim the planet. Meanwhile, as the apocalypse unfolds, determined Hushpuppy bravely sets out on a mission to locate the mother she's never known.
Quvenzhane Wallis, Dwight Henry, Lowell Landes, Levy Easterly
"BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD is a poetic evocation of an endangered way of life and a surging paean to human resilience and self-reliance."
"It's a startlingly beautiful and daringly creative first feature, shot on Super 16mm..."
"[T]his is a low-budget production that looks like a million dollars greatly multiplied....[A] stirring and ultimately thrilling movie."
Wall Street Journal
"[A]n extraordinary new drama whose fierceness, like its 6-year-old heroine Hushpuppy, grabs on and won't let go....This is a remarkably skilled first feature..."
Los Angeles Times
"BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD, a passionate and unruly explosion of Americana, directed by Benh Zeitlin, winks at skepticism, laughs at sober analysis and stares down criticism..."
New York Times
"It's unlikely there will be a film as visually stunning or poetic this year -- or perhaps any year -- to rival BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD."
4 stars out of 4 -- "It introduces a gifted director in Benh Zeitlin....It creates a world to get lost in, a world of beauty, terror and mythic wonder."
4 stars out of 4 -- "This film is a remarkable creation, imagining a self-reliant community without the safety nets of the industrialized world....The authenticity and directness of the untrained actors make it effortlessly convincing."
"[A]n extraordinary, strikingly original post-Katrina fable....A thing of beauty and originality..." -- Grade: A
"Wallis unforced performance anchors Zeitlins striking visuals and gift for atmosphere." -- Grade: A-
4 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he film's vaunting ideas, wild story and pitch-perfect performances meld into one another in a truly memorable way."
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