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Directed by Xuan Liang, Chun Zhan

China 2016 105 mins. In Mandarin

This beautifully crafted animated adventure, inspired by Chinese myths, takes place in a hidden world ruled by celestial beings. One of them, a young girl named Chun, transforms into a dolphin as part of a coming-of- age ritual and enters the human world. When she falls into danger, a human boy named Kun comes to her rescue, but loses his own life. Moved by the boy’s kindness, she gives him life again. Through adventure and sacrifice, love grows, but after nurturing his soul the time comes when she must return him to life in the human world. Ages 12+. In Mandarin with English subtitles.

First feature

Reviews: Variety



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