The Red Turtle. 2016. France/Belgium/Japan. Directed by Michael Dudok de Wit. Screenplay by Dudok de Wit, Pascale Ferran. DCP. No dialogue. 80 min.
Dutch director-animator Dudok de Wit collaborated with the Ghibli Studio to produce this romantic fantasy of a shipwrecked man’s fulfilling, anything-but-lonely lifetime on a tropical island. “This is one of the most beautiful, contemplative, and masterful animated parables of all time; technically perfect, designed exquisitely, and shot with the wisdom of a master. The Red Turtle is a meditation about what it means to be human and how briefly we exist in the metronome of life and nature” (Guillermo del Toro).