Capone’s Art-House Round-Up with THE RED TURTLE, 2017 OSCAR-NOMINATED SHORTS and ALONE IN BERLIN

By Capone Capone’s Art-House Round-Up with THE RED TURTLE, 2017 OSCAR-NOMINATED SHORTS and ALONE IN BERLIN
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Hey, folks. Capone in Chicago here, with a few films that are making their way into art houses or coming out in limited release around America this week (maybe even taking up one whole screen at a multiplex near you). Do your part to support these films, or at least the good ones… THE RED TURTLE The natural inclination after watching the Oscar-nominated, timeless, and slightly surrealistic THE RED TURTLE is to wonder what centuries-old mythology serves as its source material. In truth, this wordless story of a castaway on a deserted island came from the mind of the director, Michael Dudok de Wit, who won an Academy Award for his charcoal-drawn, 2000 animated short FATHER AND DAUGHTER. Turned into a screenplay by Pacale Ferran, THE RED TURTLE (Dudok de Wit’s first feature) has the feel of a plainly told, ancient fable that combines very human feelings of isolation, love and despair with more fantastical elements, including one involving a massive red turtle that turns into a female companion for our unnamed protagonist. Since there is no dialogue, the story gives us almost no background on how this man ended up on the sea in the first place, or who he was and what sort of life he lived before that. We’re shown a small handful of nightmarish sequences involving things he may have seen on his vessel, but we have no way of knowing if these are memories or warped distortions of a life that he

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