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WORLD DOCUMENTARY COMPETITION

PLANET OF SNAIL

Directed by Seung-Jun Yi
FEATURE DOCUMENTARY 89 Minutes North American Premiere
FILM GUIDE PLANET OF SNAIL
Deaf and blind, Young-Chan lives in the quiet, isolated world of his small apartment, nursing dreams of someday becoming a successful writer. But when Soon-Ho, an empathetic woman herself compromised by a spinal disability, comes into his life, a unique love story begins. A small and delicate tale, Planet of Snail depicts this inseparable pair in their daily life, infusing beauty and gravity into the minutest moments of their experience: the challenge of changing a light bulb, the thrill of a ride on a sled, the momentousness of a day out in the world alone.

Winner of the top jury prize at the world's preeminent nonfiction film festival, the International Documentary Festival of Amsterdam, Planet of Snail is a poetic and gently paced study that brings to life the sensual world shared by this special couple. Deftly directed with tenderness and subtlety under the sensitive hand of documentarian Seung-Jun Yi, Planet of Snail is a visually striking, intimate, and experiential journey that proves the greatest beauty can be found in the smallest and most unlikely love stories.
Documentary, Relationships
About the Director(s)
Seung-Jun Yi is one of Korea's emerging directors in the world documentary scene. Among his dozen TV docs and shorts, he directed Children of God (2008), a story about children living in the crematorium of Nepal, which played in many festivals, including HotDocs, and is being distributed worldwide.
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Film Info
  • Section:
    World Documentary Competition
  • Year:
    2011
  • Length:
    89 minutes
  • Language:
    Korean
  • Country:
  • Premiere:
    North American
  • Connect:
Cast & Credits
  • Director:
    Seung-Jun Yi
  • Producer:
    Min-Chul Kim, Gary Kam
  • Editor:
    Simon El Habre, Seung-Jun Yi
  • Associate Producer:
    Jinhee Kim
  • Executive Producer:
    Dongsung Cho
  • Composer:
    Min Seonki
  • Co-Producer:
    Janne Niskala
  • Sound Designer & Editor:
    Sami Kiiski (S.Y.T.M.A.)
  • Essays & Poetry:
    Cho Youngchan
  • Primary Cast:
    Young-Chan, Soon-Ho

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