Reel Asian is proud to co-present Planet of Snail by Korean director Seung-Jun Yi at Hot Docs!
The Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival is proud to co-present Planet of Snail at Hot Docs
PLANET OF SNAIL
Director Seung-Jun Yi | South Korea, Japan, Finland 2011
Korean poet Young-Chan comes from the Planet of Snail. Dwellers of this tiny planet are deaf and blind and call themselves ‘snails’ because they rely only on their tactile senses, and communicate only by touch. Just when Young-Chan felt there was nothing for him here and nobody that could understand him, he meets his wife, the gentle and patient Soon-Ho, whose spinal disability makes her just taller than her husband’s elbow. They become inseparable and together each mundane moment of every day becomes a tender shared experience for both – from the simple act of changing a light bulb to feeling the sensation of raindrops of your skin. Winner of IDFA Award for Best Feature Length Documentary.
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