Irish Film Institute -IFI FAMILY: THE RED TURTLE


Director: Michael Dudok de Wit

80 mins, France-Belgium-Japan, 2016, Digital

If summer has you dreaming of tropical islands, our August IFI Family film will appeal. The first co-production for acclaimed Studio Ghibli is this beautiful, almost dreamlike and silent animation set on a remote island where a single man is washed up. Building a raft to get away, his escape is blocked each time by a massive red turtle. Magnificent sunsets occupy his vision; all we learn about his past is revealed through dreams.

Completely visual, this island is a place for audience imagination to run free.

Notes by Alicia McGivern

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