Trailer for ‘The Beasts of the Southern Wild’

Film festival favourite ‘The Beasts of the Southern Wild’ finally has a trailer and it’s easy to see why the film was a big hit at the Sundance Film Festival 2012 as well as being selected for competition at the Cannes Film Festival later this month.

The film has also been selected to play at the Sydney Film Festival 2012 in July.

No synopsis for the film really accurately captures its fairy tale style and by the looks of the trailer it’s a really tough film to pin a genre on, that might allude to why critics have been losing their minds over it.

Speaking of critics, it’s great to see Collider writer, Matt Goldberg getting a mention in the trailer.

Hit the jump to check out the trailer.


“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 Beasts of the Southern Wild’ is released:

27 June 2012 US

12 July 2012 Australia

Does not currently have a release date in the UK