Animation

Astro Gardener

Astro Gardener Website
Film info

Director: Won Jong-shik
Cast: Kim Yeon-woo, Bae Soo-bin, Shin Yong-woo
Cert U, 75mins, 2019

This new CG animated film is a cosmic fantasy, but it’s also grounded firmly in the real world. Suha is a girl just entering her teens, and she’s not happy. She’s mourning her father who died a year ago, she’s having constant arguments with her mum, and she’s terrified of the dark.

Phoenix, 02 Nov 2019 12:00 pm

A Story of Hong Gil-dong

Hong Gil Dong Website
Film info

Director: Shin Dong-hun
Cert U, 68mins, 1967

Just over fifty years ago, South Korea released its first feature-length animated film. A Story of Hong Gil Dong (Shin Dong-hun, 1967) is based on a nationally famed hero story, dating back centuries. This cartoon version was specifically adapted from a 1960s comic-strip retelling, written by the director’s brother.

Phoenix, 09 Nov 2019 12:00 pm