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Young-Chan has been deaf and blind since childhood. He has no idea how to participate in the world until he meets Soon-Ho, who also has a physical handicap. He marries her and learns to communicate with the outside world through her. By softly tapping each other's finger, they can understand one another; it is sometimes as if they are tenderly playing a piano. This documentary follows the couple in the same gentle tempo as Young-Chan moves through his life. We see them replacing a lightbulb together, receiving friends, working on a theater piece, reading a book, and gliding on a sleigh down a mountain. These everyday scenes are accompanied by a poetic voice-over by Young-Chan, in which he reflects on his existence without sight and hearing. He feels like an astronaut, but that doesn't mean he is without a sense of beauty in the world. This becomes palpable when Young-Chan touches the bark of a tree, runs his hand through sand, or brushes raindrops on a window pane with his fingertips.
Seung-Jun Yi is one of the most renown Korean directors in the world documentary scene. Amongst over a dozen documentaries Seung-Jun has directed the award winning ‘Children of God’ (2008). Seung-Jun’s interest has always focused on the life of, so called, the unseen minorities. This has become his signature style of filmmaking.
Planet of Snail
2011, 87', color, video
Seung-Jun Yi, Simon El Habre
Gary Kam, Min-Chul Kim
Festivals & Awards:
IDFA 2011 - Best Feature-Length Documentary
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