Dir: Michael Dudok de Wit
Japan/France/Belgium 2017, 80 mins
The starting point for The Red Turtle was an out-of-the-blue email to animator Michael Dudok de Wit, from the people at Studio Ghibli. Big fans of his short films including the Oscar-winning Father and Daughter (2001), they said that if he would like to make a feature they’d be very interested in producing it. Ten years later we get to enjoy the fruits of this happy gathering, a wordless and beautifully crafted fable about a man cast adrift on a remote island.
We’re delighted to confirm that Michael Dudok de Wit will be present to take part in a Q&A after the film. The event running time has been extended to reflect this.