Planet of Snail
Released: 22/06/2012 Released in key citiesBlind and deaf Young-Chan lives in a world of silence and darkness, relying on his sense of touch to communicate. He meets Soon-Ho, a disabled woman who becomes his guide and lover, alleviating Young-Chan’s loneliness. This Korean documentary offers a remarkably touching look at love and communication, as the couple help each other day-to-day. For more information visit: http://www.planetofsnail.com/ Buy: http://dogwoof.com/films/planet-of-snail Watch:
Time Out“Very moving...” They’re remarkable, this gang of two. They have so much fun together. Every challenge is an adventure (changing a fiddly lightbulb becomes an epic hour-long feat of teamwork)...
Total Film “Shame the pace is so snail-like...” Never patronising nor begging for sympathy, it attempts to show how this couple experience the world, from the sensual delights of walking along a seashore to the very real ordeal of changing a light bulb...
Little White Lies“Life-affirming and delightful...” Does not simply offer a new perspective on the issue of disability; it is a celebration of the unknown and undiscovered as seen through the eyes of the deaf and blind Young-Chan. Planet of Snail transforms our perception of life as we know it...
The Independent“The stuff to make you count your blessings...” The concerted effort of husband and wife to change a light fixture in their living-room is improbably touching: a small victory in a life of cruel disadvantage. If this doesn't teach you a little about patience and gratitude, nothing will...
The Telegraph“Tranquil, poetic documentary...” This might be read as the sound of isolation, but for me it drove home the umbilical tie between two mutually sustaining souls. This is a unique love story with a universal resonance...
Guardian“Intensely moving and inherently taxing...” Neither the subject nor director ask for sympathy; what emerges is a nuanced hymn to the human spirit that still saddens, even when it inspires...
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