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La tortue rouge (2016)

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The dialogue-less film follows the major life stages of a castaway on a deserted tropical island populated by turtles, crabs and birds.

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The dialogue-less film follows the major life stages of a castaway on a deserted tropical island populated by turtles, crabs and birds.

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Rated PG for some thematic elements and peril | See all certifications »

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20 January 2017 (USA)  »

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A Tartaruga Vermelha  »

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$21,010 (USA) (20 January 2017)

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$788,396 (USA) (17 March 2017)
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The scenes that take place at night are in black and white. This is accurate because humans see no color in low light conditions. See more »

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In deference to the title character, the Studio Ghibli logo is red instead of the traditional blue. See more »

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Featured in The 89th Annual Academy Awards (2017) See more »

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Flying with the Turtles
Conducted by Oleg Kondratenko
Performed by F.A.M.E.'S. Project (akaThe Macedonian Radio Symphony Orchestra)
Music By Laurent Perez Del Mar
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A long short. Simple, beautiful, worthy of the Studio Ghibli stamp.
7 July 2016 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

The movie is visually stunning and conceptually intriguing.

Animator Michael Dudok de Wit has had the improbable chance to make his feature-length debut in partnership with studio Ghibli, and with full artistic autonomy. The result is one hour and a half of purely visual narrative. A bold choice but with no doubt one that works out beautifully. The result is simple, fresh and beautiful, and definitely worthy of the Studio Ghibli stamp.

However, leaving the theater, I had the peculiar impression of having watched the world's longest short. It's an observation that's neither positive nor negative, at least I've been unable to define whether this is an accomplishment or a weakness. That is to say : the film might come off as a bit light, but at the same time, its single-topic approach is elegant and truly enjoyable to watch, and beautifully poetic in its way of finding big stories in the simplest of things.

Anyway, a debut that makes us very curious where Mchaël Dudok de Wit will take us in his future work.


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