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Come to the free screening of Beasts of the Southern Wild on 15 Jan!


Cinema Mondo offers HYY's members a free screening of Beasts of the Southern Wild film on Tuesday, 15 Jan 2013 at 5pm at Kino Engel (Sofiankatu 4). The film, which has received praise and numerous awards, has its Finnish première only a few days earlier, so now you have a great opportunity to see the indie film of the year soon after its première! There is a limited number of tickets for the screening and they are distributed at HYY's Services Office (Mannerheimintie 5 A) on Mon, 14 Jan, 10am-5pm and Tue, 15 Jan, 10am-3pm. You can also get a ticket for your friend.

Benh Zeitlin's directorial debut Beasts of The Southern Wild battles against all that is modern, decent and safe. Its tenderly furious idyll of people who live beyond the civilisation in harmony with nature is located outside the floodgates in the Southern Louisiana. There are so many crabs as you can eat, home distilleries in every shack, and in the centre of all that adventures the 6-year-old curly-haired Hushpuppy. Moral preaching concerning the self-sufficient community is combined with raging merrymaking and the little child's imagination with harsh reality, in a primitively engaging way.

Beasts of The Southern Wild has been awarded with Grand Jury Prize at Sundance Film Festival and Golden Camera Prize granted for the best debutant director at Cannes Film Festival. In Finland, the film has only been screened as the opening film of Love & Anarchy festival, which was instantly sold out.