Saying not a single word but conveying tons of meaning in every moment, the animated "The Red Turtle" is a fable that is as simple as it is beautiful.
The story begins with a castaway, a man stranded on an island in the middle of the ocean. The man gets the lay of the land, figures out how to feed and shelter himself. After a while, he gets to work felling trees from a bamboo grove, to lash together a raft on which he can sail and return to civilization.
When he gets onto the ocean, he doesn't get far before something bumps the raft from below, tearing it apart. He wakes up later, on the beach again. He tries this a couple of times before he discovers what is sabotaging his efforts: a sea turtle, about as big as the man, with a red shell and an inquisitive look.