Geelong Advertiser - TV Guide - - MOVIES -

SBS VICE­LAND, 10.15pm, M ( 2012)

On the rarest of oc­ca­sions, you come across a mirac­u­lous film made by peo­ple you’ve never heard of and star­ring un­fa­mil­iar faces that com­pletely floors you. Beasts of the South­ern Wild is one such film. It is an apoc­a­lyp­tic fa­ble that com­ments not only on hu­mankind’s de­struc­tion of our nat­u­ral en­vi­ron­ment, but on the re­mark­able abil­ity of peo­ple to adapt, fight and sur­vive. Hush­puppy ( Os­car- nom­i­nated Qu­ven­zhané Wal­lis) is a fearless and un­break­able young girl who lives a most un­con­ven­tional life with her fa­ther Wink ( Dwight Henry). When the ice caps melt, a fierce storm floods their low- ly­ing home dubbed “The Bath­tub” and her fa­ther is struck down ill, Hush­puppy ven­tures off to help. There are so many lay­ers to this film, it just begs a sec­ond view­ing. Find­ing her way: Qu­ven­zhané Wal­lis.

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