23rd Animation Division Jury Selections
Animated feature film
WONG Kahong / ZHAO Ji [China]
All-3DCG anime based on Hakujaden (Legend of the White Snake), one of the four main Chinese folk legends. Blanca, a white snake disguised as a beautiful woman, tries to stab the dignitary who forces people to hunt snakes in a strife-torn world, but fails, flees, and is rescued by young snake hunter Xu Xuan. A fantasy set in ancient China featuring giant white snakes and other creatures. Delicately depicts the two protagonists’ fate in restrained hues.