“La Tortue Rouge” won a prize at Cannes !

  The animated film “La tortue rouge” won the Special Prize in the category Un Certain Regard of Cannes 2016.

Produced with the support of Wallimage, BNP Paribas Fortis Film Finance, and the Belgian tax shelter for film financing via Go West Invest, the feature-length animation, “LA TORTUE ROUGE” was presented in the category Un Certain Regard at Cannes 2016.

Designed and directed by Michael Dudok de Wit, this feature film, to be released June 29, 2016, tells the story of the major stages in the life of a human being through the story of a castaway on a desert island populated by turtles, crabs and birds. This is the first overseas project made with the legendary Studio Ghibli. Isao Takahata (“Grave of the Fireflies”, “The Tale of the Princess Kaguya”) as artistic producer was particularly associated with the film.

Michael Dudok de Wit, the Dutch animator, director and illustrator, won the Oscar for best short animated film in 2001 with “Father and Daughter”. He was also awarded a BAFTA, a Cesar, and the Grand Prix Annecy International Animated Film Festival.

The entire production of “LA TORTUE ROUGE” took over three and a half years and has been led by Prima Linea Productions (executive producer) in its French studios. In Belgium, DreamWall hosted the compositing team and director but was also involved in various teams in the decor, animation and animation assistantship.

A coproduction:
Why Not Productions
Wild Bunch
Studio Ghibli
CN4 Productions
Arte France Cinéma