Wednesday, April 19, 2017

'The Red Turtle' Comes To The UK May 26

Michael Dudok de Wit and Studio Ghibli's Oscar-nominated animated feature The Red Turtle will finally arrive in cinemas in the UK on May 26. The film is one not to be missed for animation fans- not only is Ghibli's first international co-production, but it's also the first feature from acclaimed animation director Dudok de Wit.

Studio Canal will be distributing the film in the UK and Ireland, and ahead of the limited release next month, they have debuted a new poster (above) and a gorgeous new trailer.

Aside from the Oscar nomination for Best Animated Feature, the film also snagged a further 28 nominations around the world, winning 10- including a Jury prize at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival- a very rare achievement for an animated film.


The Red Turtle is a dialogue-free story of a man shipwrecked on a beautiful tropical island,  his attempts to escape constantly scuppered by the titular red reptile.  His days alone come to an end when a woman is also washed ashore.

The new trailer doesn't differ much from earlier trailers or feature footage you won't have seen in previous previews. It is, however, another chance to bask in the film's glorious beautiful visuals, so we're not complaining. Be warned - if you're the kind of viewer who prefers to go in blind as much as possible, you may find it gives away a little too much.

If not though, you can check out the trailer for yourself, below!




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