cinematography: Duan Xiaoxuan, prod. Shanghai Animation Film Studio (Shanghai meishu dianying zhi pian chang)
One of four ink-and-wash painting animated films made at SAFS. It is a tender story of friendship, empathy and almost sisterly relation between a little girl and a young deer. It is a gentle tale about love, respect and loss. The slow dramaturgical pace perfectly fits poetics of this unique technique created by the Chinese artists of the classic era, among whom cinematographer Duan Xiaoxuan played an integral and essential role.