USA, 2012, 93mins. Dir. Benh Zeitlin.
Winner of the Grand Jury Prize and the Caméra d’Or
In a ramshackle but defiant bayou community, six-year-old Hushpuppy exists on the brink of orphanhood. Lifted by her childish optimism and magical imagination, she believes that the natural world is in balance with the universe until a fierce storm changes her reality. Desperate to repair the structure of her world in order to save her ailing father and makeshift boat they call home, this tiny hero must learn to survive unstoppable catastrophes of epic proportions.
‘An astonishing brave-hearted bit of storytelling.’ * * * * *
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