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The Red Turtle (2016)
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Director:Michaël Dudok de Wit Producer:Toshio Suzuki, Vincent Maraval, Pascal Caucheteux, Grégoire Sorlat, Léon Perahia

Story by:Michaël Dudok de Wit Screenplay by:Michaël Dudok de Wit, Pascale Ferran   Music by:Laurent Perez del Mar 

Edited by:Céline Kélépikis Running time:80 min Country:France, Belgium, Japan Language:None

Genre:Animation, Fantasy  Subtitle:not necessary

 
 
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ҧ:Awards: 4 wins & 9 nominations.

 

 

Anima Mundi Animation Festival 2016

Nominated
Jury Award
Best Animated Feature
Michael Dudok de Wit (director) 
 

Annie Awards 2017

Nominated
Annie
Outstanding Achievement in Animated Effects in an Animated Production
Mouloud Oussid 
 

Athens International Film Festival 2016

Won
Audience Award
Best Film
Michael Dudok de Wit 
Won
Special Mention
Main Competition
Michael Dudok de Wit 
 
Film
Michael Dudok de Wit 
Nominated
Golden Athena
Best Picture
Michael Dudok de Wit 
 

Cannes Film Festival 2016

Won
Un Certain Regard - Special Jury Prize
Michael Dudok de Wit 
Nominated
Golden Camera
Michael Dudok de Wit 
Nominated
Un Certain Regard Award
Michael Dudok de Wit 
 

Cinekid 2016

Nominated
Cinekid Film Award
Best Dutch Family Film
Michael Dudok de Wit 
 

European Film Awards 2016

Nominated
European Film Award
European Animated Feature Film
Michael Dudok de Wit 
 

Hamburg Film Festival 2016

Nominated
Art Cinema Award
Best Feature
Michael Dudok de Wit 
 

Prix Louis Delluc 2016

Nominated
Prix Louis Delluc
Best First Film
Michael Dudok de Wit 
 
 

The dialogue-less film follows the major life stages of a castaway on a deserted tropical island populated by turtles, crabs and birds.

The Red Turtle (French: La Tortue Rouge; Japanese: レッドタートル ある島の物語) is a 2016 French-Belgian-Japanese animated film directed by Dutch-British animator Michaël Dudok de Wit in his feature film debut. The film is a co-production between Wild Bunch and Studio Ghibli, and tells the story of a man who tries to escape from a deserted island and battles a giant turtle. The film has no dialogue.[4] It premiered in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival.

User Reviews :
As close to pure cinema as they come
15 July 2016 | by Ayal Oren (Israel)
As far as I know this is the first time the illustrious Studio Ghibli has cooperated with a director outside Japan. Still they gave it their trade mark detailed approach to the depiction of nature, and since the whole story is about nature, and about human beings as a part of nature

it counts. What we get is a fable/fairy tale, about a

survivor-castaway getting to a deserted island with no human or other land in sight. And the surprising story of his life following that event. I don''t do spoilers, and almost anything I could add would be a spoiler. So I''ll limit myself to one more remark - the absence of dialogue works for this movie and in a way make this fantastic story more real. Words seem unnecessary as the story develops.

Though it''s animation, it''s not exactly made for children, but it could work very well for children viewing it. The auditorium in the Jerusalem Film Festival was packed with children and I didn''t hear a single complaint.







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