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Beasts of the Southern Wild

Mixing fairy tale magic with gritty realism, this mesmerizing drama stars newcomer Quvenzhane Wallis (in an Oscar-nominated performance) as Hushpuppy, a fiercely independent 6-year-old living in an isolated bayou community. When her tough but loving father Wink (Dwight Henry) succumbs to a mysterious malady, the determined girl bravely sets out on a journey to the outside world. But Hushpuppy's quest is hindered by a "busted" universe that melts the ice caps and unleashes an army of prehistoric beasts. Teeming with magic, beauty and pure joy, this crowd-pleasing winner at the Sundance Film Festival has emerged as one of the year's most acclaimed films.

Year: 2012
Genre: Art House Cinema, Drama, Fantasy Films, Sundance - Grand Jury Prize, Film Festivals 2012, 2013
Country: USA
Director: Benh Zeitlin
Starring: Quvenzhane Wallis, Dwight Henry
Duration: 89 Minutes
Rating: M - Violence and horror
7.3/10
Location in store: Art House Cinema

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