37th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL Oct 30-Nov 3, 2024

37th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL October 30-November 3, 2024

The Red Turtle

Preceded by the short film The Magic Motley (7 min.)

A man has been thrown overboard from an unidentified vessel, and finds himself on a deserted island populated by turtles, crabs, and birds. The first international co-production from animation powerhouse Studio Ghibli, The Red Turtle follows the man’s trials on this tropical island without any dialogue. Though the man first tries to escape the island, a giant red turtle thwarts his plans, and soon the man finds a companion on the island. The film is quiet but insightful, recounting the milestones in the life of a human being, even in the most unexpected of locations.


Supported by Jonah Tobias


Sunday, November 6


1:45 PM


Downtown Mall : The Paramount Theater

Film Info

Director: Michael Dudok De Wit

Runtime: 80 min.

Year: 2016

Country: Japan/France/Belgium