Directed by: Michael Dudok de Wit
Staring: Michael Dudok de Wit, Emmanuel Garijo, Jean-Christophe Lie and Tom Hudson
This animated fantasy drama film has no dialogue and has been described as a ‘luminous visual symphony’ which captures and conveys emotion without uttering a single word. It tells the story of a nameless man who is shipwrecked on a tropical island. The only sounds are of the water, wind and birds. His attempts to leave are thwarted by a giant red turtle who attacks and destroys the rafts he builds. Without explanation the turtle turns into a beautiful woman and the man falls in love with her. Recounting the milestones and challenges in the life of a human being, this sensitive and thoughtful film has been likened to having the ‘proportion of a fable but the scope of a mythical lifetime’.