This haunting and magical tale, told wordlessly but eloquently, is a simple fable of a man shipwrecked on a tropical island, and his efforts to survive, wrestling with nature. The island is populated by birds and crabs, and is one day visited by a large sea turtle that seems to have mysterious intentions. Filled with convincing details of the natural world, and told with imagination and heart, The Red Turtle is a spectacularly beautiful film. Its gorgeous hand-drawn animation equals the best of any previous animation classic. Directed and co-written by Michael Dudok de Wit, Academy Award winner for the animated short “Father and Daughter,” The Red Turtle is presented by Studio Ghibli, makers of Spirited Away and The Wind Rises. Acclaimed at the Cannes Film Festival, where it won a Special Jury Prize, the film is a unique achievement, not to be missed. Academy Award nominee for Best Animated Feature.
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