Alone, hungry and determined to break free from his island prison, a stranded sailor builds a raft and sets out to sea. However, an unknown adversary prevents him from escaping each day, whilst the exhausted man never gives up hope and makes a new raft every time. Out in the vast sea, the island's only red turtle won't let the weary survivor escape that easily.
This Oscar nominated feature from Studio Ghibli is the first time the studio have collaborated with a director outside of Japan (UK-based Dutch animator Michaël Dudok de Wit) and the result is a masterpiece.
"A lush and luminous visual symphony, which celebrates nature as both a furious, deadly force and a soothing source of love, this arthouse animation deserves to draw a big crowd" - Empire
"a work of art which transcends boundaries of language, culture, geography and age. It is simply magnificent." - Mark Kermode