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New Trailer, Poster & Photos For Sundance Darling & Cannes Contender 'Beasts Of The Southern Wild'

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by Ryan Gowland
May 2, 2012 1:10 PM
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Beasts Of The Southern Wild

Update: Apple has unveiled the trailer which you can watch below, and yeah, it looks fantastic.

It's no secret that we're fans of director Benh Zeitlin's "Beasts of the Southern Wild," given our glowing review from Sundance and early prediction that the indie has an outside chance of riding its current momentum into an Oscar nomination. Of course, we're not alone, as 'Beasts' took the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance earlier this year and, a few weeks ago, was announced as one of the films that would compete in Cannes Film Festival's Un Certain Regard section later this month. In the meantime, however, a new poster and several photos from the film have arrived online.

It might seem on the surface that the photos and poster do little to reveal the story of the movie, as they simply depict the film's main character, 6-year-old Hushpuppy (Quvenzhané Wallis), in various states of loneliness. However, in many ways, the photos say everything about the film, which follows Hushpuppy's search for her mother due to her father's failing health and the foreboding reality of prehistoric creatures being unleashed onto the world as the icecaps melt. As for the poster, it blends the film's magical realism with some of the incredible praise that has been heaped onto Zeitlin's feature directorial debut.

If, for some reason, those airline tickets to France somehow got lost and Cannes isn't in the cards this year, not to worry -- Fox Searchlight has already scheduled 'Beasts' for limited release on June 29th. With "G.I. Joe: Retaliation," "Magic Mike," "Tyler Perry's Madea's Witness Protection" and "People Like Us" all opening that weekend in wide release, 'Beasts' ' real competition lies with the Seth Rogen/Michelle Williams drama "Take This Waltz," which we also liked. But there's an easy way to solve that dilemma -- buy tickets for both. [Kinopoisk]

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11 Comments

  • Laurie Jackson | May 3, 2012 12:48 PMReply

    Benh wrote the script and the score!! Holly shit. This looks awesome. It looks like we finally found our new Malick.

  • James | May 3, 2012 4:53 AMReply

    Please don't give this child an Oscar nom. That's how you ruin someone's youth.

  • StephenM | May 2, 2012 3:54 PMReply

    Definite Malick vibes, plus seems really similar to David Gordon Green's George Washington. Both good things, IMO. Not blown away by trailer, but looking forward to it.

  • WeirdMovieFan | May 2, 2012 3:45 PMReply

    Amazing.

  • rotch | May 2, 2012 3:03 PMReply

    This looks all kinds of beautiful. Can't wait.

  • oogle monster | May 2, 2012 1:31 PMReply

    Give this girl an Oscar nom already!

  • Nik Grape | May 2, 2012 1:28 PMReply

    Looking awesome!! I hope that's the music from the film too, it was great. Visually looks great, and little Wallis appears to be impressive. Having said that, I can also see this as being the most overhyped movie of the year.

  • Edward Davis | May 2, 2012 1:25 PMReply

    Damn, this looks awesome.

  • James | May 2, 2012 1:20 PMReply

    Anyone know what the song is? the one with the horns?

  • Max | May 2, 2012 2:15 PM

    From the film's score.

  • hank | May 2, 2012 12:58 PMReply

    more exciting is the trailer posted on apple

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