Beasts of the Southern Wild… A Must See!

Beasts of the Southern Wild is a MUST SEE!

Directed by Benh Zeitlin and written by Zeitlin and Lucy Alibar

beast of the southern wild

Pic from EURweb I mentioned my excitement about seeing this film in my previous post featuring the remarkable Quvenzhané Wallis… and it did NOT disappoint.  Beasts of the Southern Wild is captivating, powerful and also nominated for four Academy Awards at the 85th Academy Awards including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Actress. I can’t stop thinking about the brilliant performance by Quvenzhané, who plays “Hushpuppy”, and the community known as the “bathtub” who live in their own little world separated by a levee.  And yes, the setting is based out of Southern Louisiana.  They demonstrate such a will to live as they desire and it was amazing to see a six year old girl find her strength in an imperfect world. There are a couple of scenes toward the end (without exposing the film) that caused me to say, “that’s why she’s nominated.”  Hushpuppy is so raw but yet innocent… she makes you want to protect her but she’s built to protect her own. GO SEE THIS FILM!

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