A man marooned on a desert island tries desperately to escape, until one day he encounters a strange turtle that will change his life.
Michael Dudok de Wit (1953) grew up in the Netherlands and lives in London where he directs TV commercials and independent short animated films. His films have won numerous international awards, including an Academy Award and a BAFTA in 2001 for his short film Father and Daughter. Michael also illustrates children’s books and teaches animation at art colleges in England and abroad. La Tortue Rouge, his first animated feature as a director, was presented in Un Certain Regard at the Cannes Festival, where it received the Special Jury Prize.