Sometimes at film festivals certain movies attract a huge buzz that gets people talking. It’s often a small, low-budget film that wows people because it’s so different and unique that people cling to it. Last year, Drive and Attack the Block got some of the buzz.
This year, so far, we’ve seen The Raid and Cabin in the Woods get a lot of early buzz. One of the hits at the Sundance Film Festival was Beasts of Southern Wild. It’s about a little girl who finds inner strength and deals with her own mortality after her father gets sick.
Here’s the official plot synopsis, via the good peeps at /Film:
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.
/Film calls the movie “pure magic” so you may want to try to catch it when it hits some theaters on June 27. For now, you can watch the enchanting trailer. [via /Film]