Hard-drinking Wink and his six-year-old daughter Hushpuppy live in a collapsing shack in a dirt-poor backwater of the Louisiana bayou called the Bathtub. Ill and pining for his absent wife, Wink treats Hushpuppy harshly until a natural disaster forces father and daughter to take desperate measures to survive and maintain their independence. These events, seen through the vivid imagination of the little girl, take on a surreal edge which raises the film to a different level.
12A cert – USA 2012 – Director: Benh Zeitlin
Running time: 93 minutes – Language: English
Cast: Quvenzhane Wallis, Dwight Henry, Levy Easterly