Screening introduced by director Michael Dudok de Wit
Dir. Michael Dudok de Wit, 2016. 80 min. Color.
DCP. No dialogue.
After washing ashore on a desert island, a shipwrecked man is prevented from leaving by a mysterious red turtle. He attacks the turtle and leaves it to die, only to see it reappear as a woman. Told entirely without words, in a breathtaking flow of hand-drawn and digital animation, The Red Turtle is a powerful metaphor for life on earth and a stirring tribute to the natural world. This landmark work of contemporary animation is the fruit of a rare collaboration between the Japanese masters at Studio Ghibli, French powerhouse Wild Bunch, and Academy Award-winning animator Michael Dudok De Wit.
Join Michael Dudok de Wit at 4pm for a conversation about creating The Red Turtle and his career as a director of animated films. More Info