Sundance Darling ‘Beasts of the Southern Wild’ First Trailer
Beasts of the Southern Wild took home the top Dramatic Grand Jury Prize award from Sundance 2012 and here is the first trailer for the picture. Fox Searchlight won the bidding war for Benh Zeitlin’s first feature film and it would see they have a winner. According to theFilmstage, Beasts of the Southern Wild takes you on a journey into the Bathtub, a fictionalized bayou backwoods community of Louisiana that serves as parable for living on the edge of the world. Told through the eyes of 6 year old girl Hushpuppy, Quvenzhané Wallis who delivers perhaps the greatest child performance of recent history, the film is a whirlwind of wonder and foreboding doom.
The trailer reminds a lot of Tree of Life and for some of you, that won’t be a good thing. Luckily, it seems that the beautiful images are part of an interesting story told through the eyes of a young girl. This should at least make it more enjoyable than Tree of Life.
Beasts of the Southern Wild opens on June 27th, 2012.