04/07/17

Simon Dillon Books

In a cinematic landscape clogged up with soulless, The Red Turtle comes from the opposite end of the spectrum. It is a wonderful breath of fresh air, a shining gem of a film, and a true work of art.

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01/06/17

Sight & Sound | Alex Dudok de Wit

Interview with Michael Dudok de Wit

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28/05/17

The Guardian | Mark Kermode

Eloquent, profound and moving, it left me with a heart full of bittersweet joy, a head dizzy with dreamy visions and cheeks wet from tears that rolled like waves on a distant beach.

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26/05/17

Empire | Review

A lush and luminous visual symphony.
4 stars (out of 4)

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25/05/17

The Guardian | Steve Rose

The experience is captivating, transcendental even.

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01/05/17

SciFi Now | Jonathan Hatfull

Interview de Michael Dudok de Wit

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29/03/17

The Philadelphia Inquirer | Tirdad Derakhshani

The Red Turtle is a profoundly simple meditation on the many ways we've become alienated from nature and from the Earth.

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18/02/17

Cartoon Brew | Amid Amidi

Michael Dudok de Wit's 'The Red Turtle': 5 Interesting Facts About The Film's Production

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10/02/17

Animation World Network | Dan Sarto

Interview with Michael Dudok de Wit.

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10/02/17

That Moment It | David Duprey

The film is breathlessly real and yet driven by fantasy.

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27/01/17

PressReader | Ann Hornaday

Spectators are plunged into the bygone glories of silent cinema, their senses awakened anew by the pleasure of watching humans and animals moving through space.

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27/01/17

Cinema Axis | Derek Jakobs

The film is incredibly patient, and confident enough in its pacing to allow the audience almost a firsthand exploration of the environment that it creates.

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26/01/17

Métro | Martin Gignac

Cartoon mowies like The Red turtle are extremely rare and it is not a coincidence.

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25/01/17

Le Figaro | Laura Terrazas

Fruit of the collaboration between the French studio Prima Linea and the mythical studio Ghibli, The Red Turtle is an ecological tale.

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24/01/17

East Bay Times | Kenneth Turan

It is less the adventure of a lifetime than the adventure of life, with all the wonder that implies.

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23/01/17

Rolling Stones | David Fear

The visuals still remain dizzyingly beautiful – a tsunami set piece looks like a Hokusai woodcut come to life.

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23/01/17

The Observer | Thelma Adams

So, this is what animation could be, a radical flight of the imagination, not an extended advert for Happy Meal toys.

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20/01/17

Roger Ebert | Simon Abrams

Dudok de Wit, co-writer Pascale Ferran, and an accomplished battalion of animators have created a thoroughly disarming fairy tale, one that initially appears familiar, but eventually reveals itself to be something new, and altogether unexpected.

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12/01/17

The New York Times | Mekado Murphy

Interview with Michael Dudok de Wit.

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2/12/16

Sens Critique

Note the remarkable work of publishing of Wild Side which offers us a beautiful box to deposit at the foot of ALL the Christmas trees.

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16/11/16

L'Info Tout Court | Allan Blanvillain

Do not rely on the apparent simplicity of the drawings, The Red Turtle uses sobriety to better form a unique "whole".

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8/11/16

Indie Wire | Bill Desowitz

Cannes winner "The Red Turtle" is arguably the most sublime animated Oscar contender.
(Interview with Jean-Christophe Lie).

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1/11/16

Télérama - Hors Série Animation | Guillementte Odicino

Between sky and earth…

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26/10/16

DVDFR.com | Stéphane Leblanc

The first feature of Michael Dudok de Wit released in video on November 30th 2016, will make some people regret having abandoned traditional animation


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23/10/16

Awards Today

One of the most pleasant surprises of the Rome Film Festival.


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5/10/16

FilmPhonic

The visuals are stunning and so very rare in the modern cinematic landscape
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5/10/16

Cine Vue | Matthew Anderson

Timeless and universal


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3/10/16

Reel Good | Derek Armstrong

Animazing.
The Red Turtle is the type of contemplative experience that allows you to immerse your own experiences into it. It touches a deep and profound place in a person's soul.


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23/09/16

BFI Review | Isabel Stevens

While I was watching The Red Turtle I wanted to whip my phone out and take away some of the images that had been so painstakingly drawn and painted by Dudok de Wit, and breathed into digital motion by a legion of French animators. (I resisted.)

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20/09/16

4:3 Film | Dominic Barlow

Interview with Michael Dudok de Wit.

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14/09/16

The Verge | Tasha Robinson

One of the great experiences of the Toronto International Film Festival so far was The Red Turtle.

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11/09/16

Nerdist | Dan Casey

The Red Turtle is a breath of fresh air, a jolt of life, and one of the most refreshing cinematic experiences of the year. Much like silence, this film's inevitable awards season prospects are golden.

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01/09/16

Anime News Network | Lynzee Loveridge

According to Suzuki, Miyazaki watched The Red Turtle last month and commented that he wanted to return to work to make something with the film's staff.

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22/08/16

Mediapart | Colette Lallement-Duchoze

This film illustrates a philosophy of existence, that of living together with the forces of Nature.

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20/09/16

Switch | Daniel Lammin

It's an enormously accomplished, breathtaking piece of filmmaking, and the remarkable talent Michaël Dukok de Wit and his team demonstrate in every frame make it clear why he caught the Ghibli's attention.

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16/08/16

Bodoï | Philippe Squarzoni

I struggle to find another film that had moved me like this lately... Each scene is superb.

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7/08/16

The Plot Bunnies | Anais L.

La Tortue Rouge is one of those movies that I consider an experience. Every shot, every sound, every colour is deliberately put into place to make you feel.

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14/07/16

Le Point | Christophe Ono-Dit-Biot

It is the visual and poetic shock of this summer.

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13/07/16

Charlie Hebdo | Sigolène Vinson

Animated Film. Beautiful. Quiet. Except music. Nice too. And the sound of the sea. In the storm. Under the sun…

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5/07/16

Mad Movies | Fausto Fasulo

Interview with Michael Dudok de Wit.

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5/07/16

Coyote Mag | Steve Naumann

Interview with Michael Dudok de Wit.

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4/07/16

Unidivers.fr | Thierry Martin

Go see The Red turtle alone, like a child who hides to enjoy selfishly too delicious treat to be shared.

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1/07/16

Sud-Ouest | Sophie Avon

Film mutique mais vibrant, vivant, et qui résonne longtemps.

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30/06/16

RTBF | Hugues Dayez

Interview with Michael Dudok de Wit.

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30/06/16

Fiches du Cinéma | Francis Gavelle

Interview with Laurent Perez Del Mar.

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29/06/16

TF1 | Le JT 20h - Gilles Bouleau

A marvel of animation for young and old.

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29/06/16

France 3 Régions

Les premiers spectateurs sont sortis de projection avec des étoiles dans les yeux.

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29/06/16

BFM TV | Le JT 13h-15h - Candice Mahout

The new favorite for over 8 years.

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29/06/16

Libération | Marius Chapuis

A tropical and smoothing tale for Zen Robinson.

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29/06/16

RTL | Stéphane Boudsocq

One of the most beautiful films of all genres that I've seen this year.

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29/06/16

Le Soir | Didier Stiers

Interview with Michael Dudok de Wit.

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29/06/16

RTS | Pierre Philippe Cadert

Interview with Michael Dudok de Wit.

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29/06/16

Les Inrock | Jean-Baptiste Morain

Everything is simplicity and beauty, humanity and universality.

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29/06/16

Time Out Paris

Start by forgetting the 'Ninja Turtles' with the sublime 'Red Turtle'.

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29/06/16

Le Temps | Norbert Creutz

The Red Turtle, sublime poetic fable.

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29/06/16

La Croix | Stéphane Dreyfus

A splendid and unclassifiable animated film.

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29/06/16

Le Canard Enchainé

This show is a majestic work of art, both joyful symphony and silent tragedy.

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29/06/16

20 Minutes

Warning: Masterpiece !

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29/06/16

Ecran Total | Thomas Blondeau

Interview with Laurent Perez Del Mare.

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29/06/16

LaLibre.be | Alain Lorfèvre

From 7 to 77 years, dive into it head first without fear and let yourself be overwhelmed..

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29/06/16

Le Parisien / Aujourd'hui en France | Renaud Baronian

The cycle of life, summarized in heigty minuts: it is the feat that manages this marvel of animation with stunning images.

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28/06/16

France Culture | La Grande table - Caroline Broué

Interview with Michael Dudok de Wit


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28/06/16

L'Express | Christophe Carrière

The Red Turtle, a perfect movie.

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28/06/16

La Tribune de Genève | Florian Cella

Interview with Michael Dudok de Wit.

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27/06/16

Femme Acuelle

No word, no dialogue, and nevertheless this deep animated film tells more than many others do.

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27/06/16

La Croix | Stéphane Dreyfus

Portrait of Michael Dudok de Wit.

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26/06/16

Le JDD | Stéphanie Belpêche

Awarded at Cannes, this French-Japanese animated film is a delight.

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26/06/16

Le Matin Dimanche | Jean-Philippe Bernard

Touch the heart by the unreal delicacy with which it confronts the spectator with the fate of a man.

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24/06/16

Le Joural des femmes | Laura Meyer

A work whose shell contains something eternal.

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23/06/16

L'Hebdo | Stéphane Gobbo

Dreamlike and moving, but also at times cruel, the first feature of Michael Dudok de Wit looks like nothing known.

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18/06/16

Le JDD | Stéphanie Belpêche

I look forward to discovering (…) The Red Turtle, by Michaël Dudok De Wit, about whom I've heard a lot about : Interview with Jack Lang.

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15/06/16

L'Express | Christophe Carrière

Mention trait bien.

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14/06/16

Challenges

The Red Turtle, fascinating poetic fable of the Dutchman Michael Dudok de Wit (…) opened on Monday, June 13th the 40th International Festival of the cartoon movie of Annecy.

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14/06/16

Le Film Français | Sarah Drouhaud

The Red Turtle a feature film made by Prima Linea in Angoulême : interview with Valérie Schermann and Christophe Jankovic.

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14/06/16

Le Film Français | Patrice Carré

The long story of the creation of The Red Turtle: interview with Michael Dudok de Wit and Toshio Suzuki

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13/06/16

BFM TV | Claire Fleury et Lola Stern

The Red Turtle, a jewel of animation in competition at the festival of Annecy

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12/06/16

Abus de Ciné | Olivier Bachelard

A sublime and poetic ode to life.

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10/06/16

France 5 | Entrée Libre - Claire Chazal

3 good reasons to discover The Red Turtle

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01/06/16

Studio Ciné Live | Laurent Djian

A sublime animated feature, an ode to the Nature without words, initiated by Ghibli studios and entirely realized in France at Prima Linea studios.

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26/05/16

MyMus

"Studio Ghibli's first foreign co-production The Red Turtle makes a splash in Cannes" : Interveiw with Michael Dudok de Wit.

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26/05/16

Daily Sun

Excellent sound design by the Parisian post house Piste Rouge.

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25/05/16

Japan Lifestyle | Victor Lopez

Some scenes impress by their virtuosity, others delude us with a soft poetry.

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22/05/16

CartoonBrew | Amid Amidi

Michael Dudok de Wit's 'The Red Turtle' Wins At Cannes.

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22/05/16

Sud Ouest

The animated movie The Red Turtle awarded at Cannes.

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22/05/16

Arte Cinéma

Les rencontres d'Olivier Père : interview with Michael Dudok de Wit and Toshio Suzuki

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22/05/16

Pulp Movies | Estelle Lautrou

Some scenes are to be magic. In any case, they are bewitching.

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21/05/16

Challenges | Laura Terrazas

It is the great poetic present that studios Prima Linea offer us.

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21/05/16

Cinezik

Interview with Laurent Perez Del Mar

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21/05/16

Le Figaro et Vous

A masterpiece of purity and zen.

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21/05/16

Cinezik | Benoit Basirico

"I like that there is a theme but without ever cannibalizing the images" : Interview with Laurent Perez Del Mar.

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21/05/16

À voir à lire

A masterpiece brushed by a Dutchman, baptized by the magic benevolence of the studio Ghibli […] and animated in France by Prima Linea.

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21/05/16

Challenges | Laura Terrazas

"The Red Turtle is an ecological movie, but not militating" : Interview with Valérie Schermann & Christophe Jankovic.

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20/05/16

La Charente Libre

Unanimity for The Red Turtle !


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20/05/16

Screen Daily | Lisa Nesselson

This is, quite simply, thoughtful and ultimately moving animation at its best.


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20/05/16

Digital Ciné | Nicolas Thys

While any other film-maker/scriptwriter would have resorted to long pseudo-poetic speeches, this movie uses simply the forms of the animation to go towards the metaphor, the suggested, the unspoken. In a sense, to make of the cinema, what many forget.


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19/05/16

Los Angeles Times | Kenneth Turan

Going under the shell of Cannes' animated sensation The Red Turtle: Interview with Michael Dudok de Wit.

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19/05/16

International Cinephile Society

Simply put, The Red Turtle is quite possibly the best film you will find here at Cannes.

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19/05/16

Twitch | Ryland Aldrich

It's a sublime examination of what makes us human and this a film that is not to be missed.


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18/05/16

Télérama | Cécile Mury

Fascinating green tell on love and nature, on the cycle of the life, this Red Turtle swims on the banks of the masterpiece.


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18/05/16

Variety | Peter Debruge

Tiny artistic treasure


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18/05/16

The Hollywood News | Paul Heath

This stunning animated film doesn't put a foot wrong. Glorious in every way from its supreme storytelling, wonderful animation and emotional punch. Just perfect.


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18/05/16

Le Film Francais

Life : intructions.


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18/05/16

Indie Wire | Eric Kohn

The Red Turtle is a Quiet Little Masterpiece of images, each one rich with meaning, that collectively speak to a universal process.


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18/05/16

MetroNews

The Red Turtle causes an emotional tsunami which numerous movies of the competition were incapable to arouse.


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15/05/16

Hollywood Reporter | Scott Roxborough

Cannes Hidden Gem: Interview with Michael Dudok de Wit.


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10/05/16

Télérama | Guillemette Odicino

This beach of beauty
by Dudok de Wit can do good in Cannes maelstrom.

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10/05/16

Los Angeles Times | Justin Chang

This beautiful-looking animated film […] arrives in the festival's Un Certain Regard sidebar with a remarkable pedigree.


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9/05/16

The Film Stage | Jordan Raup

The Red Turtle is a strong contender for the most beautiful film of Cannes.


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15/04/16

Cartoon Brew | Amid Amidi

One of the most anticipated animated features of 2016 will have one of the most coveted film premiere slots: the Cannes Film Festival.


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15/04/16

La Charente Libre

Prima Linea's Red Turtle in Cannes.


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15/04/16

Catsuka

This animated film is my biggest expectation of the year...


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20/06/15

Le Film Français | Patrice Carre

Annecy 2015 - The first images of The Red Turtle revealed by Michael Dudok de Wit at the WIP session.


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16/06/15

Sud-Ouest | Bertrand Ruiz

The Japanese dream of Michael - Interview with Michael Dudok de Wit.


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24/04/15

Screen Daily | Melanie Goodfellow

There’s already a lot of buzz about the film in animation circle.


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