Yi Seung-jun’s multi-award-winning film takes us to a world where a couple from the edge of society radiate unique love and affection. This is the planet of snail, inhabited by deaf-blind poet Young Chan and his wife, Soon-Ho, whose spinal disability means she is barely taller than his waist.
Beautifully filmed in a quiet observational style, the film provides a window into a daily existence that is touching, inspiring, and ultimately life-affirming. For this couple, changing a light bulb can be an amazing exercise in teamwork, and pleasure can be found in the simplest things, like exploring the texture of a tree or the feel of sand on your fingers. A unique experience that might change the way you look at life.
Best International Documentary (Documenta Madrid 2012)
Best International Documentary (DocAviv 2012)
Best Documentary Feature (It’s All True Festival 2012)
Best Feature Length Documentary (IDFA 2011)
Unicef Award (EIDF), Audience Award (EIDF)
“An absolute gem” The Observer.
This film is showing as part of the IFI Stranger Than Fiction Festival 2012, Dublin’s Documentary Festival
Planet of Snail (2011) from Minch&Films on Vimeo.