USA | 2012
Benh Zeitlin
Programme date: 17.01.2013
Programme time: 17.00

In a forgotten but defiant bayou community cut off from the rest of the world by a sprawling levee, a six-year-old girl exists on the brink of orphanhood. Buoyed by her childish optimism and extraordinary 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 sinking home, this tiny hero must learn to survive unstoppable catastrophes of epic proportions.

2012 Cannes Film Festival - Caméra d'Or Award; FIPRESCI Prize; Prize of the Ecumenical Jury - Special Mention; Prix Regards Jeune
2012 Sundance Film Festival - Grand Jury Prize, Cinematography Award
2012 British Film Institute Awards - Sutherland Trophy
2012 Deauville Film Festival - Grand Special Prize: Best Film; Revelations Prize
2012 Reykjavik International Film Festival - Golden Puffin: Best Film

Director Biography
Benh Zeitlin

Benh Zeitlin is a filmmaker, composer, animator, and founding member of Court 13. His award-winning shorts include Egg, Origins of Electricity, I Get Wet, and Glory At Sea. Zeitlin’s first feature Beasts of the Southern Wild won the Caméra d'Or award at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival and the Grand Jury Prize at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. He lives in New Orleans, Louisiana, with a pack of wild animals.

Benh Zeitlin

Lucy Alibar, Benh Zeitlin

Director of photography:
Ben Richardson

Film Editing:
Crockett Doob, Affonso Gonçalves

Josh Penn, Dan Janvey, Michael Gottwald

Production Companies:
Cinereach, Court 13 Pictures, Journeyman Pictures

Quvenzhané Wallis, Dwight Henry, Levy Easterly