The first trailer and poster have gone online for the 2012 Sundance darling Beasts of the Southern Wild. Directed by Benh Zeitlin, the film premiered at this year’s Sundance Film Festival to a rapturous response, with our own Matt Goldberg calling it “a must-see movie…unlike anything you’ve seen in years” in his review
(he gets a shout-out in the trailer as well). The film is “a lyrical,
poetic odyssey through the flooded land outside the New Orleans’ levy,
and the story is narrated by a young girl as she takes in her terrifying
and magical surroundings.” I’ve been dying to see this ever since the
film’s Sundance response, and this trailer has ramped up my anticipation
even more. Quvenzhané Wallis is at once strong and adorable in the lead role, and this certainly does look to be a wholly unique piece of filmmaking.
Hit the jump to watch the trailer. The film will screen in
competition at the Cannes Film Festival this month and opens in theaters
on June 27th.