Top 100 Most Anticipated American Independent Films of 2019: #22. Benh Zeitlin’s Wendy
Those in the indie film circles are confirming that 2019 is the release year for the long awaited super secretive Wendy. Benh Zeitlin snaps a seven year hiatus (he composed the music for Jonas Carpignano’s Mediterranea and Viktor Jakovleski’s Brimstone & Glory) of when his debut film Beasts of the Southern Wild landed on the film fest circuit and collected worldwide accolades. Move over Guillermo del toro.
Gist: Written by Benh and Eliza Zeitlin, set on a mysterious island where aging and time have come unglued, this tells the tale of two children from different worlds fighting to maintain their grip on freedom and joy as the catastrophe of growing up descends upon them.
Release Date/Prediction: Meticulously and mysteriously worked on in what feels like a lengthy post production process, this should be a Cannes comp selection with a bullet. Fox Searchlight are looking at the awards season.