The Red Turtle

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  5. Admission info
  6. When and where ?

For Michaël Dudok de Wit’s feature film debut, Isao Takahata was the artistic director on The Red Turtle, which is opening Annecy 2016.

Last year, Michaël Dudok de Wit presented The Red Turtle as a Work in Progress, and now he’s ready to share the finished version as the Annecy Festival opener. The film is the first venture into feature direction for this Dutch filmmaker who is renowned for his shorts The Monk and the Fish and Father and Daughter.

It’s no secret that die-hard animation fans will easily recognize the Ghibli touch, as the art direction was carried out by none other than Isao Takahata, director of the much loved Grave of the Fireflies.

The Red Turtle tells the story of a castaway who ends up befriending a giant turtle on a deserted island where the only other living beings are birds, turtles and crabs.

Come and lose yourself in this dialogue-less film that follows a man’s major life stages and help us kick off Annecy 2016!

Trailer

With

  • Michaël DUDOK DE WIT
    Michaël DUDOK DE WIT

    Director

The film

  • Film identity

    Original title: La Tortue rouge

    Directed by: Michaël DUDOK DE WIT

    Born in 1953 in Holland, Michaël Dudok de Wit studied Engraving in Geneva and Animation in England. He animated ads for several studios, including Richard Purdum Productions. He went on to create his own original shorts "The Monk and the Fish" (Special Mention at Annecy 1995, Cartoon d'or, César) and "Father and Daughter" (Grand Prix & Audience Award at Annecy 2001, Cartoon d'or, Oscar). He also illustrates children's books and teaches animation at art colleges in England and abroad.

    Country: France

    Year of production: 2016

    Running time: 01 h 25 min

  • Technique

    Category: Sneak preview

    Techniques used: 2D Computer

    Process: Colour

  • Credits

    Directed by: Michaël DUDOK DE WIT

    Production: PRIMA LINEA PRODUCTIONS, STUDIO GHIBLI, WILD BUNCH, WHY NOT PRODUCTIONS, BELVISION, ARTE FRANCE CINEMA

    Distribution: WILD BUNCH

    Script: Michaël Dudok de Wit, Pascale Ferran

    Music: Laurent Perez Del Mar

Admission info

Open to all badgeholders by reservation and single admission ticket sales for the general public

When and where ?

    • Monday 13 June
    • 20:30 → 21:55
    • Bonlieu Grande salle
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      Open to all badgeholders by reservation and single admission ticket sales for the general public
    • Monday 13 June
    • 21:00 → 22:25
    • Bonlieu Petite salle
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      Open to all badgeholders by reservation and single admission ticket sales for the general public
    • Monday 20 March
    • 20:30 → 21:55
    • Bonlieu Grande salle
    • ?
      Open to all badgeholders by reservation and single admission ticket sales for the general public
    • Monday 20 March
    • 21:00 → 22:25
    • Bonlieu Petite salle
    • ?
      Open to all badgeholders by reservation and single admission ticket sales for the general public
    • Monday 17 April
    • 20:30 → 21:55
    • Bonlieu Grande salle
    • ?
      Open to all badgeholders by reservation and single admission ticket sales for the general public
    • Monday 17 April
    • 21:00 → 22:25
    • Bonlieu Petite salle
    • ?
      Open to all badgeholders by reservation and single admission ticket sales for the general public
    • Monday 19 June
    • 20:30 → 21:55
    • Bonlieu Grande salle
    • ?
      Open to all badgeholders by reservation and single admission ticket sales for the general public
    • Monday 19 June
    • 21:00 → 22:25
    • Bonlieu Petite salle
    • ?
      Open to all badgeholders by reservation and single admission ticket sales for the general public