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ECFA Award Winner

Red Turtle, The

Original title: Tortue Rouge, La
German title: rote Schildkröte, Die
France, Japan, 2016

Director: Dudok de Wit, Michael
Production company: Why Not Productions, Wild Bunch
Co-producers: Studio Ghibli, CN 4 Prod., ARTE France Cinema, Belvision, Prima Linea Prod,
Age recommendation: 11 years and up
Length: 80 min.
Film genre: Animation

The film tells the story of a man washed up onto an island populated by turtles and crabs, but devoid of humans. The castaway finds himself confronted by a huge red turtle, which obstructs his efforts to escape the island, but also with whom the castaway bonds. He eventually comes to accept his fate and learns to survive alone on the island. That is until the red turtle mysteriously became a woman. The couple go through life's milestones surrounded by crabs, insects and a vast ocean.

Cannes IFF 2016, Melbourne IFF 2016, Sarajevo IFF 2016, TIFF Toronto 2016, San Sebastian IFF 2016, Montreal IFF 2016, BFI London IFF 2016, Rome IFF 2016, Cinekid Amsterdam 2016, Cinanima Espinho 2016, Animateka Ljubljana 2016, Dubai IFF 2016, Oscar Nomination 2017, Würzburg 2017, Ciné-Jeune de l'Aisne 2017 (ECFA Award), Leeds YFF 2017, Animafest Zagreb 2017 (awarded), Cartoon Club Rimini 2017, Anibar Peja (Kosova) 2017, IndieJunior Porto 2018, Anima Brussels 2018

Website: sonyclassics.com/theredturtle/

World sales address/es:
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