Sony Pictures Classics has unveiled a U.S. trailer for Michael Dudok de Wit’s hotly anticipated The Red Turtle, which it will release in North America and Latin America in 2017.
If the straightforward narrative presented in the trailer seems like it gives away too much, fear not because it doesn’t. There’s a lot going on in this dialogue-free film beneath its seemingly basic surface.
The Red Turtle won a special jury prize at the Cannes festival’s Un Certain Regard category earlier this year, and was the opening night film at the Annecy animation festival. While produced entirely in Europe, the film has benefitted in awareness due to its association with Japan’s revered Studio Ghibli, which is a co-producer on the film.