THE RED TURTLE + DIRECTOR Q&A

PG

INFO

Starring
Emmanuel Garijo, Tom Hudson, Baptiste Goy, Axel Devillers & Barbara Beretta

Director: Michael Dudok de Wit

Running Time: 81 minutes

Certificate: PG - contains mild threat

Country: France / Japan

Format: 2D


We are beyond excited to welcome the director of The Red Turtle, Oscar winning film-maker Michael Dudok de Wit, to the Olympic for a Q&A after this special screening, moderated by Metro Film Editor, Larushka Ivan-Zadeh.


2017 OSCAR NOMINEE: BEST ANIMATED FEATURE

"The film has a dream-like quality and an air of mystery. Dudok de Wit is an immensely distinguished figure who has won Oscars and BAFTAs for his short films. The Red Turtle is his first full length animation. It’s a superb piece of work, beautiful and enigmatic"
★★★★
- Geoffrey MacNab, The Independent

"Children often experience the world as simultaneously solid and fantastical; Dudok De Wit’s beautiful film tugs us into that mindset. His visuals are ravishing. So is the sound design. It also has one of the best endings"
★★★★
- Charlotte O’Sullivan, Evening Standard

"Gorgeously rendered, this magical animation begins as a story of desert-island survival and evolves into something deeper. Co-produced by Studio Ghibli, the film bears the company’s holistic belief in a wider natural world with powers of its own"
★★★★
- Joshua Rothkopf, Time Out

"Nominated for best animated feature at the Oscars this year. The Red Turtle is a dialogue-free love story, strange and sparingly supernatural. In a world of crassness this is classy stuff, subtle yet stirring."
★★★★
- Ed Potton, The Times

"The film has a dream-like quality and an air of mystery. Dudok de Wit is an immensely distinguished figure who has won Oscars and BAFTAs for his short films. The Red Turtle is his first full length animation. It’s a superb piece of work, beautiful and enigmatic"
★★★★
- Geoffrey MacNab, The Independent

Studio Ghibli’s first co-production, The Red Turtle is a mature, dialogue free-piece about a man getting to grips with life on a desert island.

A man is shipwrecked on a beautiful island devoid of humans and must make the most of what he has to survive. Watched on by a group of sand crabs, he attempts to escape but is thwarted by the weather and a red turtle with a vendetta. Then an unexpected visitor arrives who will alter the man’s fate for all time...

The debut feature of a true auteur, The Red Turtle is a brilliant twist on a familiar premise that packs a hefty emotional punch.

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