Changing Reels Episode 11 - The Red Turtle - Can't Stop the Movies
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Changing Reels Episode 11 – The Red Turtle

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Studio Ghibli is revered all over the world for their films that feature lush animation and inventive stories with universal themes.  As the studio’s latest film, The Red Turtle, hits theaters, we decided to take a closer look at the companies’ first international production.  Directed by Michaël Dudok de Wit, and completely dialogue free, The Red Turtle follows a man who finds himself stranded on an island with a giant turtle.  Diving into the film’s sweeping look at nature, the human experience, mysticism, parenting, and all things in between, there is plenty to dissect in this thought-provoking film.  We also take a moment to discuss our short film picks of the week: Tsunami and There Will Come Soft Rains.

Show Notes:

  • 3:38 – Tsunami by Sofie Nørgaard Kampmark
  • 12:14 – There Will Come Soft Rains by Nazim Tulyakhodzayev
  • 20:34 – The Red Turtle by Michaël Dudok de Wit
  • Interview with Michaël Dudok de Wit

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