Monday, 6 June 2016
The Red Turtle | Sydney Film Festival 2016
Announced this morning the Sydney Film Festival have added nine films that have come direct from Cannes. The Red Turtle, a dialogue free animation from Studio Ghibli with London-based artist Michael Dudok de Wit is amongst the latest additions to the festival program.
A shipwrecked sailor washes ashore and explores his new home. He finds a sandy beach fringed by palm trees, a swaying bamboo forest, limpid freshwater pools and a rocky incline. It’s an earthly paradise that our lanky castaway is desperate to leave, but his escape plans are mysteriously thwarted. It’s a simple story, akin to fairy tales or myths, illustrated in exquisite line and colour, with spectacular dream sequences.
Tickets go on sale from 10am this morning.
Friday 17 June 6.30pm
Saturday 18 June 5.30pm