The Red Turtle
Michael Dudok de Wit | France, Belgium, Japan | 2016 | 80 minAppropriate for children over 8
This feature debut of the renowned Dutch director Michaël Dudok de Wit is a very unusual film for contemporary cinema. It expresses itself (much like the director’s short films) only through images and touching music. In a slowly unfolding story, we watch an unknown castaway stranded on a desert island inhabited only by animals. Our hero gradually unravels the mysteries of the island and, in particular, its fauna. Even though it seems that he is on an abandoned island with no traces of human civilization, his fate is a universal metaphor for all the decisive moments in human life. This magical film about getting to know oneself, parenthood, generation exchange, and the relation of man and nature, was the first film of the famous Studio Ghibli made outside of Japan. But just like Miyazaki’s films, it boasts elaborate 2D animation and a magical ethereal atmosphere clear of any references to a particular period of time or nationality.
free seats: 51
Roháč - ČT Hall