Opening concert 2023

THE RED TURTLE - World Premiere

France, Belgium, Japan 2016

Language: without dialogue

Director: Michael Dudok de Wit

Composer: Laurent Perez Del Mar

Genre: Animation, Fantasy

Production: Why Not Productions, CN4 Productions, Arte France Cinéma, Wild Bunch (Frankreich), Studio Ghibli (Japan), Belvision (Belgien)

Length: 80 min.

FSK: No age restriction

Distributor: LEONINE Studios

Performance: Brunswick State Orchestra

Conductor: Burkhard Götze


In the 21st year of their collaboration, the Braunschweig International Film Festival and the Braunschweig State Orchestra invite you to a world premiere at the Volkswagen Halle Braunschweig. For the first time, Laurent Perez Del Mar's music, awarded "Best Original Score for an Animated Film" by the "International Film Music Critics Association", will be heard live to the film. The titular red turtle is huge. It repeatedly prevents a shipwrecked man from leaving a deserted island. Anger grows in the man. But when he overpowers the animal, it transforms into a magical creature....

THE RED SHIELD "tells a multi-layered story about the cycle of life as well as about guilt and forgiveness in beguilingly beautiful images. A touch of Shinto wafts through this contemplative animated film that builds a bridge between Japan and Europe," writes Filmdienst.

The opening concert is presented in cooperation with the Braunschweig State Orchestra and sponsored by the Braunschweig Cultural Heritage Foundation. The film concert will take place on Monday, November 6, 2023, at 7 pm.

The presale has started Tickets can be purchased here.



Prices opening

Cat. 1 39,90 €

Cat. 2 34,90 €

Cat. 3 29,90 €

Cat. 4 24,90 €

Cat. 5 18,90 €

Children and young people up to the age of 14 pay half price when accompanied by a full-paying adult.

Wheelchair seats in cat. 3, accompanying person free of charge.

Tickets for the opening event are NOT included in the BIFF season ticket. BIFF 10s and 5s tickets are NOT valid.

No exchanges. No cancellation. No refunds in case of ticket loss.

The ticket includes a combination ticket of the Braunschweiger Verkehrs-GmbH in tariff zone 40 (city center). The ticket entitles the holder to one outward journey to the Volkswagen Halle 3 hours before the event and to one return journey by Braunschweiger Verkehrs-GmbH vehicles until the end of the event.