an animated character swims up toward two turtles.

Set in a vibrant but at times forbidding tropical paradise, this is a touching, wordless, story about one man’s uneasy relationship with the powerful forces of nature all around him. 

Shipwrecked on a deserted island rich with natural resources the man tries to escape, building a raft to sail away. A giant sea beast, a red turtle repeatedly foils his plans, beginning a relationship which will be central to both for the rest of their lives.

Produced by Studio Ghibli, this beautifully animated magical-realist fable, full of dynamic, visceral images and textures, was Oscar nominated and received Un Certain Regard Special Award at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival.

A work of art which transcends boundaries of language, culture, geography and age. Is is simply magnificent.” The Guardian