A small, independent film has critics around the world already talking Oscar buzz (and the nominations won't even be revealed until next January!).
The fantastical drama titled Beasts of the Southern Wild was the unanimous critical darling of the Sundance Film Festival this past January where it won the Grand Jury Prize, and was also an official selection at the Cannes Film Festival. The movie stars incredibly talented newcomer Quvenzhané Wallis as a young girl named Hushpuppy who tries to overcome incredible odds to save her father and her beloved bayou home after a catastrophic, Hurricane Katrina-like storm strikes.
"Visually stunning and boldly unorthodox, Beasts of the Southern Wild spins a fearsome and intoxicating tale of life beyond the borders of civilization," writes The Huffington Post, while film critic Todd McCarthy says the film possesses "One of the most striking narrative debuts ever to debut at the Sundance Film Festival".
The movie is set to premiere in select theaters on June 27. For a special sneak peek at the film, you may watch the trailer for Beasts of the Southern Wild on YouTube: