Saturday, February 25, 2017
The Red Turtle (2016)
The story is of a castaway, a man thrown up on the shore of a deserted island. He is able to find food and once he has revived himself a bit, he builds a raft to leave the island. It is destroyed within a few feet of shore, broken up into a thousand pieces. He rebuilds it, it happens again, and again, and while he looks under the raft when he leaves the shore, he never sees anything. Then a red turtle starts to pay him a visit. The turtle plays a very significant role in the rest of the story, but I don't want to spoil it. Suffice it to say that this year's nominees in this category are outstanding, and this is not to be missed.