What words will do justice to this wordless wonder? The Red Turtle is an animated dream, a transcendent work of beautiful, heart-rending art from Studio Ghibli and Dutch animator Michael Dudok de Wit that features no dialogue but speaks volumes of humanity, an indefatigable spirit and mankind’s interrelationship with nature. Ostensibly a story of survival, this fusion of sound, image and allegory is bursting with meaning, emotion and a wealth of lessons on the essence of existence.
Don’t miss the chance to see The Red Turtle at the 2016 BFI London Film Festival – it runs from 5th to 16th October. Read the full CineVue review here.