The Red Turtle
Studio Ghibli's first-ever international coproduction, this moving, mostly hand-drawn and dialogue-free animated feature is a parable about man and nature, life and death, from Dutch animator Michaël Dudok de Wit. A man is shipwrecked on a desert island. He builds a raft, intent on returning home, but an enormous red sea turtle causes it to capsize. The man builds a bigger raft, but the red turtle again destroys his work. Enraged, the man clubs the turtle, but instead of killing it, a mysterious transformation occurs.