Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)

There are many amazing things regarding this film. To start with, despite the fact that one may not fully grasp the film’s allegory at first, it generates so many emotions that one feels like a bucket ready to overflow. The scene of Hushpuppy (Quvenzhané Wallis – who gives one hell of a performance for a child) running holding the fireworks in her hands is one to be remembered in time to come.

From the direction’s point of view there is an entirely different, exhilarating filming approach during the opening of the movie, intensified by the background music. A feeling which continues through out being less intense but still there.

The rest of the post discusses the movie’s allegory, so you may want to skip it till you see the movie itself.

My rating: 09/10

A child with a dying father who does not wish his child to see him weak. Weakness is not something to be tolerated in our society. Nor is a mother that is so erotic that lights the stove just by passing by … She belongs to a brothel. Even in the “bathtub” life is not fully expressed.

Seen from a child’s eyes, everything has its place in the universe and if something changes, the balance may be distorted with grave consequences. In the world the children will inherit, it might be impossible to undo the damages we do now. Changes to the climate, affect all people on the planet regardless of nation, location, education, social and wealth status. No dam can stop the rising water.

The Beasts of the Southern Wild, that demolish everything in their pass, may be only be stopped by a fresh look of the new generation that will face the problem in the eyes and act accordingly. To save themselves and the ones they love.


  1. You have intrigued me with your review. Tweeting this now!

    • There are things in common between a heroine of the film and LaFemmeRoar, no? 🙂

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