by Benh Zeitlin
Six-year-old Hushpuppy lives with her father in the Mississippi Delta, who prepares her for the days that he will not be around to protect her. When his health problems get worse and the ice melts and the rivers flood and strange creatures roam free, those days have come. Hushpuppy’s moving and sudden adulthood is an anthem to life and to all those elements that make the human soul immortal. Awarded with the Camera D’ Or in Cannes, the Grand Jury prize in Sundance, and nominated for 4 Oscar awards, including Best Actress, making nine-year-old Quvenzhané Wallis the youngest nominee in history.