The Red Turtle ★★★★½

A 2017 release in the United States and arguably my favorite film so far this year.

THE RED TURTLE is a beautiful film about love, connecting, and perseverance  as it relates to the cyclical nature of life and death. It's about realizing that good things can come from hard experiences and the importance of that realization, especially since tragedy can strike at any time. 

Perhaps watching this with my son next me had an influence, but I was deeply moved by how this film explores all those notions with these characters. Add on the stunning animation and gorgeous score (my favorite of the year so far), and it made for an unforgettable viewing experience.