Every now and then a film comes along that reminds you exactly what this medium can do. Based on word from Sundance, Beasts of the Southern Wild looks to be the next movie that to fill that all important role.
For those of you who have never heard of this little gem, here is the synopsis:
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.
The trailer showcases a great sense of magic and wonder as seen through the eyes of a child. There are a ton of blockbusters coming down the pipes in 2012, but this little film could just upstage them all.
Take a look at the trailer after the jump.
Normally child actors can be difficult to watch, but the little lead in this looks genuine and incredible.