The Red Turtle

The Relationship between Nature and humans is ‘animated’

In The Red Turtle, award–winning Dutch animator Michaël Dudok de Wit has made his first feature-length film, a tale told with a classic simplicity that belies its emotional power.

Shipwrecked on a deserted island, a lone man struggles to find his place in this new world. The basics for survival are abundant yet frustratingly out of reach, and danger lurks in the smallest of crevices; every isolated grotto is also a potential grave. The man cleverly uses the forest’s resources to support his raft-making efforts, but his every escape attempt is thwarted by an enormous sea turtle that seems intent on having him stay. Enraged, he attacks the turtle, intent on killing it. What happens next is the beginning of a new chapter in the man’s life, one that will instruct him in the ways of companionship and lead him to understand that nature must take its course.

80 minutes

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