Leytonstone Pop -Up Cinema is proud to present the following screening:
Beasts of the Southern Wild (12A)
Dir: Benh Zeitlin (2012) USA; 93 min.
Among many other awards, this amazing fantasy drama was nominated for four Oscars in 2013, including Best Film, Best Director and Best Actress categories. With a wonderful and moving performance, only aged 9, Quvenzhané Wallis became the youngest Best Actress nominee in history.
“Hushpuppy, an intrepid six-year-old girl, lives with her father, Wink, in the Bathtub, a southern Delta community at the edge of the world. Wink’s tough love prepares her for the unraveling of the universe; for a time when he’s no longer there to protect her. When Wink contracts a mysterious illness, nature flies out of whack, temperatures rise, and the ice caps melt, unleashing an army of prehistoric creatures called aurochs. With the waters rising, the aurochs coming, and Wink’s health fading, Hushpuppy goes in search of her lost mother.” – Sundance Film Festival *
“Beasts of the Southern Wild is a vividly poetic and maybe even therapeutic response to one of the most painful and mortifying episodes in modern American history, second only to 9/11: hurricane Katrina.” Peter Bradshaw – The Guardian
“Remarkable creation… Sometimes miraculous films come into being, made by people you’ve never heard of, starring unknown faces, blindsiding you with creative genius. ‘Beasts of the Southern Wild’ is one of the year’s best films.” Roger Ebert – U.S. Film critic
“Beasts of the Southern Wild is a fantastical, emotionally powerful journey and a strong case of filmmaking that values imagination over money.” Rotten Tomatoes (website)
You can watch a clip of the film here.