This fairy tale is suitable for the whole family, but small children aren’t likely to appreciate it. The story begins with a man adrift at sea who manages to find a small uninhabited island. There are enough resources to keep him alive but not much more. The action is slow and realistic as the man makes several unsuccessful attempts to leave the island, but the experience becomes magical and mystical after he encounters an enormous red sea turtle.
■ Title — The Red Turtle
■ Director — Michael Dudok de Wit
■ Cast — Emmanuel Garijo (voice), Tom Hudson (voice), Baptiste Goy (voice)
■ Rated PG for some thematic elements and peril
■ Distributor — Sony Pictures Classics
■ ©2016 | 1h 20m | Animation, Family, Fantasy