“A film is such a gigantic thing to bring into the world,” Benh Zeitlin says, “that it creates its own fate in a lot of ways.” The fate of Zeitlin’s debut feature, “Beasts of the Southern Wild,” which he directed and co-wrote, would seem never to have been in doubt. It won the Grand Jury Prize for drama at Sundance this year and then earned raves at the Cannes Film Festival’s Un Certain Regard competition.
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