DEEP SEA (Tribeca 2023) Review by Leslie Combemale

CG artist and animation director Tian Xiaopeng spent seven years on Deep Sea and almost 1500 people worked to create this film, which is meant for audiences to experience like a dream. Xiaopeng wanted to give the 3D animated Deep Sea traditional Chinese aesthetics, and was particularly inspired by the look of Chinese ink painting. He actually invented new techniques to mimic the ink painting art style. He definitely achieved his aim. Visually, the film is nothing short of exquisite.

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