"There is no past or future, time stands still." Michaël Dudok de Wit (Director)
Studio Ghibli and Oscar-winning Dutch animator Michael Dudok de Wit join forces for this simple, dialogue-free yet hypnotic fable that was a favourite at Cannes and deservedly rewarded with the special-mention prize in the Un Certain Regard category. The Red Turtle is a gem of an animation that tells the Robinson Crusoe-like story of a man stranded on a deserted island inhabited by turtles, crabs and birds. Michael Dudok de Wit injects philosophical questions into a warm, lighthearted story that has the simple, wholehearted character of the greatest Ghibli films.
2016 CANNES, ATHENS, JERUSALEM, TORONTO, AFI FEST
Midhaël Dudok de Wit (1953, the Netherlands) is an animator, director and illustrator. In 1978, he graduated from the West Surrey College of Art with his first film The Interview. His best-known short film Father and Daughter (2000) won several major awards, including an Oscar. It was followed by The Aroma of Tea (2006), an experimental film that uses tea for all its colouring, and his latest film The Red Turtle (2016).