Beasts of the Southern Wild


"A startlingly beautiful and daringly creative film..." Rolling Stone

In a forgotten but defiant bayou community cut off from the rest of the world, six-year-old Hushpuppy lives with her tough but loving father Wink. Buoyed by her childish optimism and extraordinary imagination, Hushpuppy believes the natural world is in balance with the universe until a fierce storm alters her reality. With her universe ‘busted’ temperatures rise, ice-caps melt and an army of prehistoric beasts is unleashed. Desperate to repair the damage and save her ailing father, Hushpuppy must bravely journey to the outside world.


"A dreamy but strikingly immediate and frayed-at-the-edges, child's-eye view of life on the margins of America." Time Out

"Provokes wonderment pure and simple. Sit back and let its pleasures wash over you." Wall Street Journal

"Sometimes miraculous films come into being, made by people you've never heard of, blindsiding you with creative genius." Chicago Sun-Times

"Emotional, spiritual, magical... a work of art," Oprah Winfrey

"The most extraordinary film of the year, simply breathtaking," Sunday Times Culture


Beasts of the Southern Wild
Release Date 13 September 2012
Running Time 1hr 33m
Rating M | Mature
Cast Quvenzhané Wallis, Dwight Henry, Levy Easterly, Gina Montana
Director Benh Zeitlin