“Waters gonna rise up, wild animals gonna re-run from the grave, and everything south of the levee is goin’ under, in this tale of a six-year-old named Hushpuppy, who lives with her daddy at the edge of the world.” Now that’s a film synopsis.
Beasts Of The Southern Wild has been a festival favourite in 2012 and now gets an official UK poster and trailer. The film’s eight-year-old star Quvenzhane Wallis has enchanted audiences and critics worldwide.
The story follows Hushpuppy’s life in a forgotten but defiant bayou community cut off from the world by a sprawling levee. With her mother long gone and her father Wink a wildman on a perpetual spree, the six-year-old exists on the brink of orphanhood as she is left to her own devices on an isolated compound filled with semi-feral animals.
She perceives the natural world to be a fragile web of living, breathing, squirting things, in which the entire universe depends on everything fitting together just right. So when a hundred year storm raises the waters around her town, her daddy is suddenly stricken with illness and fierce pre-historic creatures awaken from their frozen graves to come charging across the planet, Hushpuppy sees the natural order of everything she holds dear collapsing around her.
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 an unstoppable catastrophe of epic proportions.
Sounds just like our upbringing in Stoke-on-Trent.
Beasts Of The Southern Wild is rated 12A, runs for 93 minutes and is released in the UK on 19 October 2012.
Check out the trailer below: