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3,267 Ratings

Beasts of the Southern Wild

Directed by Benh Zeitlin
United States, 2012
Drama, Fantasy


Away from the mainland and surrounded by rising waters, the Bathtub is a derelict jungle where a small bayou community struggle to survive. Among them is the defiant and optimistic 6-year-old Hushpuppy who happily lives at this edge of the world, with her ailing daddy.

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Beasts of the Southern Wild Directed by Benh Zeitlin

Awards & Festivals

Cannes Film Festival

2012 | 3 wins including: FIPRESCI Prize (Un Certain Regard)

2012 | Special Mention: Prize of the Ecumenical Jury

Academy Awards

2013 | 4 nominations including: Best Motion Picture of the Year

Sundance Film Festival

2012 | 2 wins including: Grand Jury Prize (US Dramatic Competition)

Independent Spirit Awards

2013 | Winner: Best Cinematography

2013 | 3 nominations including: Best Female Lead

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