“The Red Turtle” (La tortue rouge) is an animated film without dialogue from Studio Ghibli films that tells the touching story of a man stranded on a deserted tropical island. The marooned sailor desperately tries to escape when he encounters and forges a relationship with a giant turtle that somehow changes his life.
The Red Turtle is a 2016 French-Japanese animated film directed by Michaël Dudok de Wit in his feature film debut. The film is a co-production between Wild Bunch and Studio Ghibli, and tells the story of a man who tries to escape from a deserted island and battles a giant turtle. The film has no dialogue. It premiered in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival. Read more.
The Red Turtle is scheduled for release in Japan in September 2016, but currently has no US distribution. The film is a co-production between Wild Bunch and Studio Ghibli. The beautiful feature-length animated film is directed by Michaël Dudok de Wit, who was nominated for an Academy Award in 2000 for his animated short film Father and Daughter.
Vincent Maraval, the head of Wild Bunch, visited Studio Ghibli in 2008 and was shown the short film by Hayao Miyazaki. Maraval asked Miyazaki to find its director with the hopes that they could co-produce a feature with him. Read more.
Directed by Michaël Dudok de Wit. Written by Dudok de Wit and French screenwriter (and director) Pascale Ferran (Lady Chatterley, The Bird People). Co-produced by Why Not Productions and Wild Bunch in association with Studio Ghibli. Executive production Prima Linea. Release date September 2016 (Japan). Release date June 29 2016 (France). Return to Thumbnail View.
The Red Turtle Official Trailer
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