|Sun 16th July||1.30pm|
|Tues 18th July||7.45pm|
Dir: Michaël Dudok de Wit | France / Belgium / Japan | 2016 | 80 mins
Please note the paper brochure has the incorrect timing for Tuesday 18th July – the correct time is 7.45pm as stated above
Michaël Dudok de Wit’s exquisite, entirely wordless animation, co-produced by Studio Ghibli, has rightly won universal acclaim. Marooned alone on a desert island, a man tries desperately to escape until one day he meets a strange, giant red turtle and begins a friendship that changes his life. Mixing hand and computer-drawn animation, the film is simply beautiful, with stunning imagery of the sea and the island’s flora and fauna brought vividly to life, and the daring lack of dialogue only adds to the richly humane ideas that permeate the film: ideas about nature, expectation and acceptance, and the power of companionship. Unforgettable
“A wordless wonder” **** Tim Robey, Telegraph
All times listed are the programme start time unless otherwise stated. Films start approx 30 mins after the programme start time.