Release date: March 19th, 2017
Run time: 1:20
Direction: Michael Dudok de Wit
Synopsis: Through the story of a man shipwrecked on a tropical island inhabited by turtles, crabs and birds, The Red Turtle recounts the milestones in the life of a human being.
Japanese animation powerhouse Studio Ghibli explores a new creative direction after the retirement of its founder Hayao Miyazaki with this realistically drawn feature created in partnership with Dutch animator Michaël Dudok de Wit. This tale of a shipwrecked man who establishes a family and a new life on an island inhabited only by majestic animal life is told without dialogue. “Critic’s Choice. A prize-winner at Cannes, this immersive, meditative, stunningly beautiful animated feature is concerned with the rhythms of the natural world and the mysteries and wonders of ordinary life. ‘The Red Turtle’ intends to enlarge our spirit as well as dazzle us, and in this it succeeds.” — Kenneth Turan, L.A. Times.