BIFF 2020
Beast of the Southern Wild

Beasts of the Southern Wild

Beasts of the Southern Wild
USA/ 2012/ 1 t. 31 min.
Quvenzhane Wallis, Dwight Henry, Levy Easterly, Lowell Landes, Pamela Harper, Gina Montana, Nicholas Clark, Jovan Hathaway
Benh Zeitlin
Benh Zeitlin, Lucy Alibar
Ben Richardson
Winner of both Sundance’s Grand Jury Prize and the Camera d’Or at Cannes.

In a forgotten but defiant bayou community, cut off from the rest of the world by a sprawling levee, a six-year-old girl exists on the brink of orphanhood. Buoyed by her childish optimism and extraordinary imagination, she believes that the natural world is in balance with the universe until a fierce storm changes her reality. 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 unstoppable catastrophes of epic proportions.

Benh Zeitlin

BENH ZEITLIN is a filmmaker, composer, animator, and founding member of the independent film company Court 13. His award‐winning shorts include Egg, Origins of Electricity, I Get Wet, and Glory at Sea. BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD is his first feature film and has already won prizes at both Sundance and Cannes.