19 Jan 2018, by LiselottePel
starts on 2 Feb 2018,
ends on 4 Jan 2018
FIAF Florence Gould Hall
FIAF French Institute Alliance Française: Florence Gould Hall, East 59th Street, New York, NY, United States
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Michael Dudok de Wit (1953, the Netherlands) is an animator, director and illustrator. In 1978, he graduated from the West Surrey College of Art with his first film The Interview and he is presently based in London where he directs and animates award-winning commercials for television and cinema. followed by The Monk and the Fish(1994), which was made in France with the studio Folimage. This film was nominated for an Oscar and has won numerous prizes including a César Award for Best Short Film and the Cartoon d'Or.
His most well-known film Father and Daughter (2000) won an Academy Award, a BAFTA Award, the Grand Prix at Annecy, and dozens of other major awards. This was followed by The Aroma of Tea (2006), an experimental film painted entirely with tea. He is currently directing his first animated feature, The Red Turtle, in Angouleme, France.
Michael also writes and illustrates children's picture books and teaches animation at art colleges and universities in England and abroad.
Dir. Michael Dudok de Wit, 2016. 80 min. Color.
DCP. No dialogue.
After washing ashore on a desert island, a shipwrecked man is prevented from leaving by a mysterious red turtle. He attacks the turtle and leaves it to die, only to see it reappear as a woman. Told entirely without words, in a breathtaking flow of hand-drawn and digital animation, The Red Turtle is a powerful metaphor for life on earth and a stirring tribute to the natural world. This landmark work of contemporary animation is the fruit of a rare collaboration between the Japanese masters at Studio Ghibli, French powerhouse Wild Bunch, and Academy Award-winning animator Michael Dudok De Wit.
Join Michael Dudok de Wit at 4 pm for a conversation about creating The Red Turtle and his career as a director of animated films. More Info
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