Irish Film Institute -IFI FAMILY FESTIVAL: DEEP SEA (3D)


Director: Xiaopeng Tian

112 mins • China • 2023 • Animation/3D • Chinese with English subtitles

A mesmerising, not-to-be missed animation about a young girl trying to locate her estranged mother. When washed overboard from a cruise ship, Shenxiu finds herself in a wondrous undersea world of creatures and vibrancy. Meeting cunning restaurant owner Nanhe, they agree to assist one another, and embark on a dreamlike search with the help of talisman Hyjinx.

This wildly imaginative, deeply moving and stunningly visualised plot of adventure, family and loss contains strong emotional scenes, as Shenxiu’s adventure brings her into her past, before a brighter future is revealed in a cascade of colour and action.

From the director of Monkey King: A Hero is Back, Deep Sea is showing in 3D.

What’s 3D? Visit our projection booth and find out! Places strictly limited, priority given to young audience members. Email   

Age recommendation: 11+

Screening as part of IFI Family Festival 2023, August 18th – 20th.

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