Beasts of the Southern Wild Poster

Release Date: June 27th, 2012

DVD Release Date: December 4th, 2012

PG-13|1 hr 33 min

Plot Summary
Six-year-old Hushpuppy (Quvenzhané Wallis) lives with her father, Wink (Dwight Henry), in a remote Delta community. Wink is a stern taskmaster, but he is preparing his young daughter for the end of the world. When Wink falls mysteriously ill, nature seems to fall ill with him. Temperatures rise, the ice caps melt and fearsome prehistoric beasts called aurochs run loose. Rising waters threaten to engulf their community, sending Hushpuppy in search of her long-lost mother.

Cast: Quvenzhané Wallis, Dwight Henry, Levy Easterly, Lowell Landes, Pamela Harper, Gina Montana, Nicholas Clark, Jovan Hathaway

Director: Benh Zeitlin

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Court 13 Pictures

Distributors: Fox Searchlight

Keywords: Growing up, Father, Emotional, Mother, Quest, 2010s

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Awards

Nominated Directing
Nominated Writing (Adapted Screenplay)
Nominated Best Picture
Nominated Adapted Screenplay
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2012)