Gallery: the island imagery of The Red Turtle

Michael Dudok de Wit’s dialogue-free castaway reverie The Red Turtle enfolds its lone human figures in the environment of a deserted tropical island that’s given magisterial presence by de Wit’s richly pellucid animated drawings. Here are 12 frames from the film.

Film of the week: The Red Turtle is a dream of a desert island movie

The Red Turtle (2016)

The Red Turtle (2016)

The Red Turtle (2016)

The Red Turtle (2016)

The Red Turtle (2017)

The Red Turtle (2017)

The Red Turtle (2016)

The Red Turtle (2016)

The Red Turtle (2016)

The Red Turtle (2016)

The Red Turtle (2016)

The Red Turtle (2016)

The Red Turtle (2016)

The Red Turtle (2016)

The Red Turtle (2016)

The Red Turtle (2016)

The Red Turtle (2016)

The Red Turtle (2016)

The Red Turtle (2016)

The Red Turtle (2016)

The Red Turtle (2016)

The Red Turtle (2016)

The Red Turtle (2016)

The Red Turtle (2016)

Film of the week: The Red Turtle is a dream of a desert island movie

 

In the June 2017 issue of Sight & Sound

Notes from a small island

The Red Turtle, the exquisitely animated tale of a man washed up on a desert island, bears the clear imprint of Studio Ghibli, which initiated the project – but, as director Michael Dudok de Wit explains to his son, the film’s distinctive vision lies in its fusion of Eastern and Western traditions. By Alex Dudok de Wit.

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