We called Beasts of the Southern Wild beautiful, operatic and [filled] with rampaging Ice Age creatures — and the trailer delivers on every point.

Watch the first ever public trailer for the the much-buzzed-about Sundance movie.

In a forgotten but defiant bayou community cut off from the rest of the world by a sprawling levee, a six-year-old girl exists on the brink of orphanhood. Buoyed by her childish optimism and extraordinary imagination, she believes that the natural world is in balance with the universe until a fierce storm changes her reality. Desperate to repair the structure of her world in order to save her ailing father and sinking home, this tiny hero must learn to survive unstoppable catastrophes of epic proportions.

This movie hits theaters on June 27th.