The Red Turtle

The Red Turtle
  • 2016
  • France / Belgium / Japan
  • 1h 20min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Michaël Dudok de Wit
  • Cast: Emmanuel Garijo, Barbara Baretta, Tom Hudson (voices)
  • UK release: 26 May 2017

A man washes up on a desert island; when he tries to build a raft, it’s destroyed by a mysterious red turtle. Breathtaking début feature by Dutch writer, director and animator, a stunning, life-affirming tale of man’s relationship with nature, entirely worthy of the Ghibli name (the studio co-produced it).

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The Red Turtle

Michael Dudok de Wit | France / Belgium / Japan |  2016 | 81 mins | Cert PG | No dialogue

Marking the much-anticipated return of Studio Ghibli, this masterfully animated fantasy film tells the story of a man shipwrecked at sea who becomes stranded on a beautiful but desolate island. He learns to live in isolation, seemingly tormented in his efforts to escape the island by a giant red turtle. Miraculously, he soon comes upon a young woman also lost at sea and they create a family together.

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The Red Turtle

22 May 20175 stars

Life-affirming, Oscar-nominated animation from director Michaël Dudok de Wit

An Academy Award nominee in 2017's Best Animated Feature category, and co-produced by the renowned Studio Ghibli stable, The Red Turtle has a pedigree that might just make audiences curious enough to watch a wordless meditation on man's relationship…

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