The Red Turtle

No dialogue

Almost alone in an island paradise.

Rated PG (Mild Themes)

Director MICHAËL DUDOK DE WIT

UWA Somerville

ECU Joondalup Pines

Tickets $13.50–$18

  • Family
  • Animation

Awards & Reviews

‘A fable so simple, so pure, it feels as if it has existed for hundreds of years.’

Winner, Un Certain Regard Special Jury Prize – Cannes Film Festival

Nominated, Best Animated Feature – Oscar/ Academy Awards

About

Almost alone in an island paradise.

A man washes up on a sun-kissed desert island that teems with colourful nature. He is preoccupied with leaving, yet finds that each time he tries, a large, powerful turtle urges him to remain on the island’s shores. What can this mysterious creature want from its human companion? This latest animated classic from Studio Ghibli (My Neighbour Totoro, Spirited Away) was ten years in the making with Oscar-winning director Michaël Dudok de Wit. A vivid and moving fable, told through gorgeous imagery and a stirring score.

PLEASE NOTE: 

We regret to advise that UWA Somerville will be closed for venue maintenance Wednesday 28 and Thursday 29 December. As a result, screenings of The Red Turtle on these nights have been cancelled.

The Red Turtle will recommence screenings at UWA Somerville Friday 30 December.

We apologise for this inconvenience.

ADVICE FOR TICKET HOLDERS:

TRANSFER YOUR TICKETS NOW

Pre-paid ticket holders are entitled to a transfer of your purchased tickets to another screening, or a refund. Please email boxoffice@perthfestival.com.au with your new date or refund preference and these will be processed by midday Friday 30 December. Please note, if you are unable to attend The Red Turtle from Friday to Sunday, screenings continue at ECU Joondalup Pines next week. You can find the remaining film schedule here.

 

Don’t forget, Season Two of Lotterywest Festival Films is announced Monday 16 January.

Recommended for ages ten and above

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Dates, Times & Access

UWA Somerville

80mins
Fully surtitled
Wheelchair access
 
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ECU Joondalup Pines

80mins
Fully surtitled
Wheelchair access
 
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Tickets

Film Ticket Packages

Film Ticket Packages

Flexible 6- and 12-pack vouchers are not date-stamped and may be used for entry on any one night to any film at either venue throughout both seasons. Ticket redemption at the gate is no longer required. Entry is subject to venue capacity. Venues include entry by general admission. Saving seats for friends does not guarantee them entry unless they hold a valid ticket for that evening’s screening. Single tickets purchased over the phone or online will incur a booking fee.

Cast & Crew

Michaël Dudok de Wit

Writer-Director

Studio Ghibli

Production Company

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