The Red Turtle (PG)
Thu 01 Jan 1970 - Thu 01 Jan 1970
Children £6* | Adults £4*
Dir. Michael Dudok Du Wit, France, Belgum, Japan, 80 mins, 2016
Japanese animation giant Studio Ghibli enlists the talents of Oscar-winning Dutch animator Michaël Dudok De Wit for this exquisite story about the unlikely friendship between an island castaway and an enormous sea turtle.
Marooned on a desert island populated by turtles and crabs but devoid of any other human life, a lone man struggles to escape until, one day, a giant red turtle appears, leading to a friendship that will change his life and lead him to understand that nature must take its course.
Dudok de Wit mixes hand and computer-drawn animation throughout, and the result is as beautiful as you would expect from the same artistic producer as Grave of the Fireflies (Isao Takahata). Its daring lack of spoken dialogue adds to this touching and unforgettable film, which explores nature, human expectation and acceptance.
‘Lavish with stunning imagery, the experience will ripple into your dreams.’
Joe McGovern, ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY