Icon Film Distribution is very proud to announce that it will release the triumph of this year’s Sundance Film Festival, Beasts of the Southern Wild, in Australian cinemas later this year.
Directed and co-written by first-time filmmaker Benh Zeitlin, Beasts of the Southern Wild continues to garner critical acclaim after being awarded top honours at Sundance, winning the Grand Jury Prize for a Drama.
Beasts of the Southern Wild tells the story of Hushpuppy, an intrepid six-year-old girl, who lives with her father, Wink, in “the Bathtub,” a southern Delta community at the edge of the world. Wink’s tough love prepares Hushpuppy for the unravelling of the universe; for a time when he’s no longer there to protect her – and when he is struck by a mysterious illness and mildly apocalyptic events begin to play havoc on nature – Hushpuppy goes in search of her lost mother, and is forced to comprehend her place in the universe.
Beasts of the Southern Wild will be released by Icon Film Distribution in the second half of 2012. We expect that it will more than likely make its debut at either the Sydney Film Festival or the Melbourne International Film Festival given this timing.