Girl in the Water


Taiwan〡2021〡Ani〡Color〡7 min〡No Dialogue
✧ 2021 Bucheon International Animation Festival–Jury Award
✧ 2021 Annecy International Animation Film Festival–Graduation films, Official Selection (France)
✧ 2021 Golden Fireball Award (Taiwan Section), Kaohsiung Film Festival International Short Film Competition

Contemplation of torn walls and scars reminds the heroine of the ups and downs of love. The story is based on my personal experience, recreating the unique perspectives and inner sense of time that women have shown in the process of heartbreak and self-healing. A total of about 1,500 paintings have been drawn frame by frame by watercolors and pastels.



Shi-Rou is a freelance animation director and illustrator. Specializing in cel-animation, she often finds herself deep-diving into female consciousness. Beneath the gentle and cloud-like colors of her work lies the poetic and visceral storytelling that defines this young and talented soul.

11.06 ㊐ 15:20〡台南新光影城 4 廳〡 Q&A session with the Director
11.09 ㊂ 13:00〡台南新光影城 4 廳
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GIRL IN THE WATER is a hand-drawn animation, which is feminine and at a slow narrative rhythm, painted in watercolor and pastel frame by frame. The warm characteristic of hand drawing contrasts quite markedly with the distress that the main character suffers. The film talks about the convalescence of broken hearts. By the process of fixing the wall, viewers are able to experience the journey of convalescence.