Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)

 ●  English ● 1 hr 33 mins

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In a forgotten but defiant bayou community cut off from the rest of the world by a sprawling levee, a six-year-old girl exists on the brink of orphanhood. Buoyed by her childish optimism and extraordinary imagination, she believes that the natural world is in balance with the universe until a fierce storm changes her reality. Desperate to repair the structure of her world in order to save her ailing father and sinking home, this tiny hero must learn to survive unstoppable catastrophes of epic proportions.
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Cast: Dwight Henry, Levy Easterly, Quvenzhane Wallis

Crew: Benh Zeitlin (Director), Ben Richardson (Director of Photography), Benh Zeitlin (Music Director), Dan Romer (Music Director)

Genres: Drama, Fantasy

Release Dates: 19 Oct 2012 (India)

Tagline: Discover the most MAGICAL film of the year

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Datasat Digital Sound, Dolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound
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1.85:1 (Flat), 2.35:1
Discover the most MAGICAL film of the year
"Il film che ha incantato il mondo" [IT]
¡Sin duda la mejor película del año! [MX]
In the scene where Hushpuppy places the Michael Jordan jersey on her sleeping father the shot is reversed - the number 23 is backwards.

In the scene where Hushpuppy is sharing food with her dad, but she has crumbs on the corners of her lips already.
When Wink reaches down in the river to show Hushpuppy how to catch a fish with his bare hand, to real a member of the production crew almost died swimming under water to facilitate this "fishing" feat.

The movie was financed by New York-based nonprofit Cinereach and was the first feature-length project of Court 13 Pictures.

The film is based on a one-act play called "Juicy and Delicious" by playwright and actress Lucy Alibar, who also made a cameo appearance in the movie, which she co-wrote with friend and director Benh Zeitlin.

The film won the Best International Debut Feature award at the Guanajuato International Film Festival, which was held in July 2012, along with the New Horizon/Special Jury Award at the Abu Dhabi Film Festival in October.

The movie was sold to Fox Searchlight Pictures for almost about $2 million.

The film won the Sundance Institute's Indian Paintbrush Producer's Award at the annual Producers' Lunch in 2012, the accompanying $10,000 grant going to Josh Penn and Dan Janvey.

Benh Zeitlin revealed in a June 22, 2012, interview with HitFix that he never looked at dailies until after the shoot was finished.