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The Red Turtle

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A lush and luminous visual symphony, which celebrates nature as both a furious, deadly force and a soothing source of love, this arthouse animation deserves to draw a big crowd.


This Oscar nominated film is the first international co-production from legendary Japanese animation house Studio Ghibli.

A beautiful wordless story about ambition, acceptance and the beauty of companionship, the film follows a nameless man who is shipwrecked on a desert island. Desperate to escape, his every attempt to sail away on a jerry-rigged raft is foiled by a huge, red turtle. Eventually, the man makes peace with his situation, one that’s helped by the strange arrival of a woman on the island.

The Red Turtle is another fine addition to Studio Ghibli's estimable legacy, a beautifully animated effort with a deceptively simple story and richly absorbing narrative layers.

Access Cinema: The Red Turtle
Sunday 28 May, 10:30

The Red Turtle will also be screening as part of Access Cinema, Tyneside Cinema’s relaxed screenings for people with autism, learning disabilities and/or additional 

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Director(s): Michael Dudok De Wit   Country of Origin: France, Belgium, Japan  Year: 2016   Running Time: 1hr 20 mins  
BBFC Advice: PG Parental guidance recommended, some scenes may be unsuitable for children.  

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