The Red Turtle: Life, Love, & Death

This review may contain spoilers.  Overview: A shipwrecked man encounters a giant red sea turtle. Wild Bunch/Lumiere/Toho; 2016; Rated PG; 80 minutes. Ghibli Factor: The Red Turtle is the first non-Japanese film from Studio Ghibli, about a man who becomes stranded on a deserted island, eventually meeting – you guessed it – a red turtle. However, it’s much more than that. Without using dialogue, the film uses expression and symbolism to (literally) paint a beautiful portrait about love, connection and perseverance as it relates to the cyclical nature of life and death. Dudok de Wit is intent to linger on how...

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