Michael Dudok de Wit’s first feature-length animation The Red Turtle was awarded the Prix Spécial Un Certain Regard in Cannes. This was preceded by a special creative process, by invitation of the renowned Japanese Studio Ghibli.
Not everyone receives an invitation from the famous Japanese animation studio Ghibli to make a film. Michael Dudok de Wit, known from his Oscar-winning animated short Father and Daughter, did. This portrait follows him during this complex creative venture. He is a perfectionist used to making his animation films single-handedly. But The Red Turtle, his first feature-length film, which won an award in Cannes, was made with a large team of animators. Gradually, this documentary reveals why it was so important for Dudok de Wit to tell this story.


Executive producer
Set geluid
Sound editing
Production company
Filmcompagnie Schmidt & Doebele
TV company
Postproduction company
Editpoint Postproduction

Title: Het verlangen van Michael Dudok de Wit
Year: 2016
Duration : 55 minutes
Category: Short Documentary
Edition: NFF 2016

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