Last night Mike and I headed up to Soho again to go to the Curzon cinema. This time we saw 'Beasts of the Southern Wild' and it was amazing. I was determined not to cry, but it was far too difficult, it was so emotional, I'm fairly certain Mike shed a tear at the end too.
Set in the 'Bathtub', a Southern Delta community at the edge of the world, six year old Hushpuppy lives with her father in a world where everybody just does what they wants, with no institutions, no laws, and just freedom. But Hushpuppy must face melting ice caps and her temperamental father's illness. She's the most independent, strong, and brave six year old ever, who has to learns how to look after herself, and gives the narrative to the film, with ideas such as "The whole universe depends on everything fitting together just right. If one piece busts, even the smallest piece... the whole universe will get busted."
Just watch it.
Here's the trailer: