With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013

With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013
With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

ACF 1568: U.S. Premiere of PLANET OF SNAIL at Film Forum in New York

 Planet of Snail
Directed by YI Seung-jun
South Korea/Japan/Finland, 2011, 88 minutes
When: July 25 -  August 7
Where: Film Forum
209 West Houston Street, NYC
U.S. Premiere

This award winning documentary/drama begins its U.S. premiere tomorrow at Film Forum in New York.

It's a love story like no other. He is tall and thin and very handsome, but cannot see or hear. She is tiny with a strikingly beautiful face. South Koreans Young-Chan and Soon-Ho are a loving married couple who communicate through finger braille (a touch-based sign language which she taps into his palm; he responds verbally). Often he carries her on his shoulders and together they accomplish ordinary domestic tasks to which the rest of us wouldn’t give a second thought.

Young-Chan is an accomplished poet and his writings imbue the film with an other-worldly sensibility that reflects his self-image as a snail or as an astronaut. It is tempting to see them as characters from a fairytale, cursed by an evil spell. In reality, the extraordinary love which passes between them suggests the opposite: that they are blessed with immeasurable happiness the rest of us would be fortunate to experience.

Daily Showtimes: 1:00, 2:45, 4:30, 6:15, 8:10, 10:10 (all times PM)

$7 Member, $12 Regular

For any questions please contact Film Forum at 212.727.8110.

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