April 20: The Red Turtle

Thursday Apr. 20 @ 7:00 pm / GALAXY CINEMAS / Sault Ste. Marie

Director: Michael Dudok de Wit
France/Belgium/Japan  2016
No dialogue / 80 minutes
Rating: PG

Shipwrecked on a deserted island, a man struggles to find his place in this new world. The basics for survival are abundant yet
frustratingly out of reach, and danger lurks in the smallest of
crevices. And every escape attempt is thwarted by an enormous sea turtle that seems intent on having him stay. A tale told with a classic simplicity that belies its emotional power, The Red Turtle luxuriates in the magic of life and the cycles of nature. Nominated for Best
Animated Feature Film at the 2017 Academy Awards.

Michael Dudok de Wit’s hypnotizing, entirely dialogue-free The Red
Turtle is a fable so simple, so pure, it feels as if it has existed for hundreds of years, like a brilliant shard of sea glass rendered smooth and elegant
through generations of retelling.
Peter Debruge, Variety

Presented with short film Blind Vaysha

Blind Vaysha
Director: Theodore Ushev
Canada 2016
English / 8 minutes

The tale of a girl who could see the past with her left eye and
the future with her right eye, but who could not see the present.
Nominated for Best Animated Short Film at the 2017 Academy Awards.