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The Red Turtle La Tortue Rouge France 2016. Dir Michael Dudok de Wit. 81min. Digital. PG. A StudioCanal release Studio Ghibli teams up with Oscar® winner Michael Dudok de Wit to produce a truly unique animated film A man is shipwrecked on a beautiful but deserted island and must use the habitat in order to survive. Astutely observed by a group of sand crabs, he builds his own raft in order to escape but is constantly thwarted by the cruelly changeable weather and a red turtle with an apparent vendetta. The result of a co-production between Studio Ghibli and Oscar® winner Michael Dudok de Wit, this mature, dialogue-free animated film is the work of a true auteur, a brilliant twist on a familiar premise that is packed with an emotional punch. The film premiered to great acclaim at last year’s BFI London Film Festival. + Father and Daughter UK-Belgium-Netherlands 2000. Dir Michael Dudok de Wit. 9min Dudok de Wit’s Oscar®-winning short follows the life of a woman and the increasing importance of her father, long after he is gone. Justin Johnson, Lead Programmer See p7 for a Preview and Michael Dudok de Wit in Conversation Wed 17 May 18:30 NFT1 @BFI OPENS FRI 26 MAY NEW RELEASES 9


BFI SB Guide May Page Turner
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