The Red Turtle

France, Belgium, Japan2016animated80'Retrospektywa Michaela Dudoka de Wita (2023)

Turbulent waves, a storm and a capsized boat. Within one moment, a man is stranded alone on a desert island. He is not able to appreciate the golden sand, the limitless ocean or wild nature. Instead, he does everything he can to escape from it at the first opportunity. His perspective, however, changes when he meets a red turtle. Suspended between reality and a dream, this poetic story is an invitation to meditation on beauty, nature and the next stages of human life. An Oscar nominee and an award-winner from Cannes, this animation is the only production of legendary Studio Ghibli which was made outside Japan.

directed by
Michael Dudok de Wit, portret reżysera
Michael Dudok de Wit

Michael Dudok de Wit (1953) was born and received education in the Netherlands. He went to university in Geneva, Barcelona and Farnham in the UK, where he directed his first film, ‘The Interview’. Since 1980 he has lived in London. He has directed and animated many award-winning productions for the commercial sector and television. In 1992 he created the short film ‘Tom Sweep’ followed by an Oscar-nominee and César Award winner, ‘The Monk and the Fish’. His most famous short film ‘Father and Daughter’ was honoured with a Grand Prix in Annecy, the Academy Award, BAFTA, a Grand Prix of Animafest in Zagreb and many other distinctions. It was also screened and awarded at the Krakow Film Festival. In 2006 de Wit directed ‘The Aroma of Tea’, a short film made using exclusively tea. His most recent work is ‘The Red Turtle’, a feature film coproduced by world-famous Studio Ghibli from Japan. It was nominated to the Academy Awards (2017) and won Un Certain Regard, a special award of Cannes festival, among many other honours. Additionally, Michael Dudok de Wit illustrates books and teaches master classes on animation, creativity and related topics at artistic schools and universities in the UK and abroad.

Michael Dudok de Wit, Pascale Ferran
animated by
Jean-Christophe Lie, Marie Bouchet
Laurent Perez Del Mar
Alexandre Fleurant, Sébastien Marquilly, Matthieu Michaux
Céline Kélépikis
(Prima Linea Productions), Pascal Caucheteux (Why Not Productions), Vincent Maraval (Wild Bunch), Grégoire Sorlat (Why Not Productions), Toshio Suzuki, Isao Takahata (Studio Ghibli), (CN4 Productions), (Arte France Cinéma), (Belvision)
Kadr z filmu The Red Turtle