Hammerman Ikon

Hammerman Ikon Film Guide

La Tortue Rouge (The Red Turtle)
Director: Michaël Dudok de Wit
Cast: Emmanuel Garijo, Tom Hudson, Baptiste Goy, Axel Devillers, Barbara Beretta

After a shipwreck, a lonely man is stranded on a desert island. While the man builds a raft to sail away, he encounters a mysterious red turtle who wants him to stay. Michaël Dudok de Wit's feature debut is a visually stunning animation, which explores the cycle of life and man's relationship with nature entirely without dialogue. However, I cannot say that I could completely wrap my head around this meditative fairy tale, which is loaded with symbolism. The film was co-produced by Studio Ghibli.