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The Red Turtle (La tortue rouge)

Nominated as Best Animated Feature at this year's Oscars, London-based director Michael Dudok de Wit's colourful fantasy centres on a nameless man, who is shipwrecked on a tropical island. Alone and left to his own devices, the man scours the island and gathers fruit as well as bamboo to build a raft. His first attempt to escape the island ends in disaster when a sea creature destroys the raft and forces him to retreat. The same fate befalls a second raft and when the man uses bamboo to build a third vessel, he is shocked to see a giant turtle with a red shell intentionally collide with the raft and end his escape bid. When the creature subsequently crawls ashore in the dead of night, the vengeful and angry man lashes out with tragic and surprising consequences.