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Beasts of the Southern Wild
I gotta take care of mine.
Hushpuppy, an intrepid six-year-old girl, lives with her father, Wink, in “the Bathtub,” a southern Delta community at the edge of the world. Wink’s tough love prepares her for the unraveling of the universe; for a time when he’s no longer there to protect her. When Wink contracts a mysterious illness, nature flies out of whack—temperatures rise, and the ice caps melt, unleashing an army of prehistoric creatures called aurochs. With the waters rising, the aurochs coming, and Wink’s health fading, Hushpuppy goes in search of her lost mother.
Beasts of the Southern Wild sucker punched me while I had my guard down. I knew next to nothing about it, but I wasn't really ready for this fable-like slice of magical realism.
The simplest stories are often the most interesting. This one's unique protagonist describes it best herself: 'Future scientists will know, there was a girl named Hushpuppy who lived with her father in the Bathtub.' That phrase will carry an emotional depth with it as well as a deeper meaning after you've watched this film.
This is a film about life, about being firmly rooted in the world and the place you live, about family and the self-evident strength of the…
Being the darling of the Sundance film festival can often be more of a curse than a blessing. Beasts of the Southern Wild arrives on a tidal wave of gushing critical praise, and the occasional criticism of its fetishization of the poor, but I was left a little nonplussed by the whole affair. It’s a hard film to describe - it’s part plaintive magical realism and part apocalyptic fable. A Cajun coming-of-age yarn about a six-year-old girl, Hushpuppy, living with her ill father in the flood threatened bayou surrounded by broad and colourful characters who have slipped through the cracks and formed their own ramshackle community ignored and forgotten by the rest of the world.
As a first feature, director…
"Beasts of the Southern Wild" is an adventure that is, at once, grimy and colorful, celebratory and heartbreaking, and concrete and metaphorical. Filling similar cinematic space as 2011's "Tree of Life," the film is both a straight ahead tale of life and survival and a nearly poetic, theme-rich think-piece. Its cinematography is grainy and vibrant; its performances, especially the revelatory Quvenzhané Wallis, are authentic and bold.
"Beasts of the Southern Wild" is a rich, layered experience. Although not for everyone, the memorable and moving film is worthy of praise and discussion.
Lots of crying.
Beasts of the Southern Wild was the first directional work from Benh Zeitlin, and, as Kate Muir said, first features don’t get much better. Beasts of the Southern Wild is a remarkable journey that is half realistic and half fantastic, which follows Hushpuppy (superbly brought to life by Quvenzhané Wallis), a six years old girl who lives in a river delta in Louisiana, settled in an isolated community with her father Wink. You can try, but I don't think you can find such a raw film that can explore both poverty and family bonds so well.
Beasts of the Southern Wild portrays a story about a community which lives below the poverty line, but, above all, it develops a story…
A fable about the possibility of life outside the boundaries of society, a life of magic, a life in harmony with the universe. Or is it a life on subsistence level, the movie being a fetishization of the poor, the outcasts? Among the assets of this movie are mostly beautiful pictures of Bathtub (aka Montagu, Louisiana) and an excellent soundtrack. The greatest failure is the absurd representation of aurochses by wild pigs with tusks above the eyes.
While I was extremely impressed by the acting and filmmaking (especially given the amount of raw, previously untapped talent that was involved--seriously, do some reading about where they found some of these actors), I found I had quite a bit more trouble getting into the story than I expected given this film's widespread acclaim. To the film's credit, I did find myself emphasizing with pretty much every character.
perfecta y emocional.
Kind of Southern Werner Herzog, dramatic, visceral and moving. Ending goes on a few beats too long, explaining the obvious, but overall a fine film.
New York director Benh Zeitlin's debut feature film is a modern day fable set in south Louisiana and has a number of features that make it a remarkable piece of work. Speaking as a native Louisianian, one of the most impressive things about the film is that a writer/director from so far away from the Deep South is able to capture characters from a unique Southern setting without making them into pure caricatures and stereotypes. He shows an impressive sensitivity to those characters, their way of life, their virtues, their flaws, and renders them vividly and emotionally on screen.
The main character, Hushpuppy (Quvenzhané Wallis), spends her life living in an area on the floodplain side of a levee called…
I find Beasts of the Southern Wild to be such a beautiful film with really round, emotional powerhouse characters. This film is like a little glimpse into the life of a tiny but strong as hell little girl named Hushpuppy played by the magnificent Quvenzhane Wallis.
The father-daughter relationship in this film is so harsh and unhealthy but there is an underlying layer of love and admiration that connects the two. When you find out that Wink is behaving in such a harsh way because he is sick and wants to make sure Hushpuppy knows how to take care of herself once he's no longer around, it really makes everything so clear and definitely shows that he has always cared…
This was a lovely film.
Obviously about the survival and aftermath of hurricane Katrina.
What was clever about this film is that through the eyes of the child (who really pulled off some great acting. mot a fan of child lead films at the best of times) the film rakes on a surrealistic quality even though it is quite clearly depicting something that is quite real.
It was refreshing to watch a film about something so serious, hitting the mark and making it's points with out it feeling rammed down your throat.
This film had a similar feel to say where the wild things are or even a Terry Gilliam film.
Definitely worth watching
It is hard to say what Beasts of the Southern Wild promises from the early minutes. It looks unforgettable. What is this place? This god-forsaken wilderness which we never thought that existed? It is full of people enjoying life and how things are. The life is simple enough until tragedy strikes. But this tragedy can't separate the people from each other. In the center is beautiful love story of father and child. People are probably wondering what I mean with my sentence. It is a story about pure love - bond between father and his daughter. Their relationship is stormy at points but they do care about each other. The most beautiful moment of the film is the moment where…
- My Neighbor Totoro
- Grave of the Fireflies
- Final Cut - Ladies & Gentlemen
- For All Mankind
- Only God Forgives
- Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
- Spring Breakers
- A Field in England
Recently, I've become aware that certain films are able to transcend the medium by being completely self-assured in their atmospheres…
- The Racket
- 7th Heaven
- Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans
- Chang: A Drama of the Wilderness
Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!