Hushpuppy, an intrepid six-year-old girl, lives with her father, Wink, in the Bathtub, a community in the Mississippi delta that feels like the edge of the world. Wink’s tough love prepares Hushpuppy 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. https://youtu.be/vb6pKNShh1A
(93mins) | United States of America
Born in New York City, Benh Zeitlin began his career as a filmmaker at the age of six when he and a friend made a Batman movie. He continued making films as a child before attending Wesleyan University, where he majored in film. After graduation he worked at a school in Manhattan helping elementary students create short films. Beasts of the Southern Wild is his first feature.