Beasts of the southern wild


Sheer determination in the Bayou
Quvenzhané Wallis and Dwight Henry
Directed by Benh Zeitlin

Beware, “Beasts of the Southern Wild” has the power to burst in your mind and bury itself in your heart for weeks to come. A well-deserving winner at both the Cannes (it won the Camera D’Or, a prize exclusively attributed to first-time efforts) and Sundance Film festivals, this triumph of a movie from debuting director Benh Zeitlin is as fierce and moving a film as I can remember seeing in years. ... more >

CANNES FESTIVAL-“Beasts of the Southern Wild”

American filmmaker Benh Zeitlin makes grand debut

The reserve of goodwill directed at filmmaker Benh Zeitlin is considerable. He’s young (in his early twenties), he’s got a film to Cannes which he wrote and directed, and, in a gung-ho attempt at realism he chose an extremely difficult location to shoot his film “Beasts of the Southern Wild” in. “Beasts” was shown here at the Cannes Festival yesterday. The response, as far as I had time to ... more >