MUMBAI: Fox Searchlight has decided to give Ben Zeitlin's
Beasts of the Southern Wild a limited platform release
beginning 29 June. The same day, Magnolia Pictures will
release Take This Waltz, a film by writer-director Sarah
director's debut feature won the narrative grand jury
prize at the Sundance Film Festival last January.
by Zeitlin and Lucy Alibar, the film follows a six-year-old
girl in a poor southern Louisiana bayou as she struggles
to survive with her father south of the levees as the
ice caps melt and the seas rise.
film, produced by Michael Gottwald, Dan Janvey and Josh
Penn, also won a cinematography award at the Sundance
Film Fest where Fox Searchlight purchased the film's
US rights for around $1 million.