The Red Turtle France, Belgium 2016 | 80 min | | Colour | FF 2016
Michael Dudok de WitMichael Dudok de Wit (*1953) is a director and maker of animated films. He had his breakthrough in 1994 with the short The Monk and the Fish who was nominated for an Oscar®. His film Father and Daughter (2000) was also very popular and won several awards.
rated for 0 + yearsAnimation A shipwrecked sailor is stranded on an island with a bamboo forest, a spring anda few fruit trees -- just enough to survive on. The man builds a raft and undertakes several attempts to escape, but is stopped every time by a red turtle that destroys his boat. Only when the animal comes ashore to lay its eggs, can the man turn it on its back -- his chance to escape. But the turtle is a magical creature. Out of its shell slips a woman who from now on accompanies the man in his struggle for survival, without either of them ever speaking. Michael Dudok de Wit has brought his story to life with minimal, hand-drawn pictures that are reminiscent of Ghibli, the legendary Japanese animation studio.
Orig. Title: The Red Turtle
Original language: no dialogue
Director: Michael Dudok de Wit
Screenplay: Michael Dudok de Wit, Pascale Ferran
Producer: Prima Linea
Music: Laurent Perez del Mar
Set Designer: Michael Dudok de Wit
Cutter: Céline Kélépikis
German Distributor: Universum Film
World Sales: Wild Bunch
Production: Why Not Productions; Wild Bunch; Studio Ghibli; CN4 Productions; Arte France Belvision
contact: Jasna Vavra, firstname.lastname@example.org: Universum Film