Michaël Dudok de Wit’s debut masterpiece registers dazzling standing ovation and million hearts …
Michaël Dudok de Wit’s animated, magical ode -The Red Turtle, has pegged the Special Jury Prize in the Un Certain Regard section of the Cannes Film Festival in France.
The 2D-animated, wordless-wonder is produced by France’s Wild Bunch and Japan’s Studio Ghibli in association with Why Not Productions.
Studio Ghibli’s first-ever international co-production, The Red Turtle also marks de Wit’s directorial feature debut.
Written by the Oscar-laureate -de Wit in collaboration with director and writer Pascale Ferran (Lady Chatterly, Bird People), The Red Turtle illustrate the story of a sailor marooned on a deserted tropical island inhabited by turtles, crabs and birds.
His constant attempts to escape are thwarted by a giant turtle that sinks his makeshift raft, and he learns to embrace isolation until he confronts a woman lost at sea and kicks offs a fresh and revive life with the lady love.
Markedly, the only animated movie-The Red Turtle trounced the other 17, contesting in the Cannes Sidebar to score a symbolic accolade.