Dir: Michaël Dudok de Wit, 2016, France/Belgium/Japan, 80 mins, Cert: PG
Tue 4 July // 20:00 (SOLD OUT) *
Wed 5 July // 20:00 (SOLD OUT)
Sun 9 July // 17:00
Tickets: £5 (full) / £4 (concession / * cheap night)
The first international co-production from renowned Japanese animation giant Studio Ghibli enlists the talents of Dutch animator Michaël Dudok de Witt, who co-wrote the film with French filmmaker Pascale Ferran, for a wondrous story about the unlikely friendship between a castaway on a deserted island and an enormous sea turtle.
The Red Turtle luxuriates in the magic of life and the cycles of nature. Its languorous, entirely wordless storytelling arouses the senses, inspires wonder, and invites viewers to cast themselves in the central role. All the hallmarks of a Ghibli film are here – not least of all, the studio's compassionate treatment of humanist themes – rendered in de Wit's singular animation style. It's an artistic partnership that has given us one of the year's finest cinematic experiences.
Doors open 30 minutes before film start time.
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