French newspaper Le Figaro confirms that Oscar-winning Dutch short filmmaker Michael Dudok de Wit (Father and Daughter, The Monk and the Fish) is directing his first feature film The Red Turtle. Dudok de Wit is long overdue for his shot at helming a feature, and whatever he comes up with, it’s surely guaranteed to be thoughtful, original, and high quality. More intriguingly, Studio Ghibli is co-producing the film, along with French companies Why Not Productions and Wild Bunch.

(Micahel Dudok de Wit photo by M. Hambledon; story via Catsuka)

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