Previously at the ICA - Films
26 May 2017 – 8 Jun 2017
Renowned Japanese animation giant Studio Ghibli’s first-ever international co-production is a perfect collaboration with Oscar-winning Dutch animator Michaël Dudok De Wit, who previously made the Oscar-winning animated short Father And Daughter in 2000. The Red Turtle, almost a decade in the making, is a dialogue-free fable about a castaway on a desert island, and a touching ode to the cycle of life and the resilience of family.
Presented with an elegant simplicity, the sublime visuals pack a real emotional punch. Described by critics as a ‘quiet little masterpiece’ and a ‘wordless wonder’, The Red Turtle won the Special Jury Prize in the Un Certain Regard section at last year’s Cannes.
The Red Turtle, dir. Michaël Dudok De Wit, France/Belgium/Japan 2016, 81 mins.