24th Athens International Film Festival

The Red Turtle

25/9/2016, 19:45, Ideal 26/9/2016, 19:00, Danaos 2 (P)

When the Academy Award-winning Michael Dudok de Wit decided to work with the legendary animation studio Ghibli, the result couldn’t have been anything less than magical. In this visual masterpiece, which would have made Hayao Miyazaki proud, a man shipwrecked in a deserted island is taught all about love by a sea turtle. Special Jury Prize of the "Un Certain Regard" section of the Cannes Film Festival.

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When the Academy Award-winning Michael Dudok de Wit decided to work with the legendary animation studio Ghibli, the result couldn’t have been anything less than magical. In this visual masterpiece, which would have made Hayao Miyazaki proud, a man shipwrecked in a deserted island is taught all about love by a sea turtle. Special Jury Prize of the "Un Certain Regard" section of the Cannes Film Festival.

Director: Michael Dudok de Wit
Screenwriters: Michael Dudok de Wit, Pascale Ferran
Animation: Jean-Christophe Lie
Music: Laurent Perez del Mar
Editor: Celine Kelepikis

France, Belgium | 2016 | Color | DCP | 80' | No Dialogue


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