SHONALI BOSE FILM
Benh Zeitlin’s Beasts of the Southern Wild is an American fantasy drama about Hushpuppy, a six-year-old girl living with her father in a fictional bayou. It deals with the issue of floods caused by melting ice caps. But it doesn’t hammer the message home bluntly. Instead, it is lyrical and visually stunning. The performances are breathtaking, especially that of Quvenzhané Wallis, who plays the protagonist. The cinematography and Zeitlin’s direction are brilliant.
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