Directed by Benh Zeitlin
PG-13 | 94 min | USA | 2011
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 becoming an orphan. 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.
Winner, Grand Jury Prize: U.S. Dramatic – 2012 Sundance Film Festival; Winner, Cinematography Award – 2012 Sundance Film Festival; Winner, FIPRESCI Prize “Un Certain Regard” – 2012 Cannes Film Festival; Winner – 10 Other Awards