Previously at the ICA - Films
13 Nov 2010
Described as a Korean cousin to Studio Ghibli in style, Green Days uniquely illustrates the universal themes of the highs and lows of adolescence. Arang, a young competitive relay runner who dreams of becoming a professional athlete, orchestrates a collapse in the middle of a relay race rather than crossing the finish line in second place. At the same time, Soo-min transfers in from Seoul and meets Cheol-soo, who dreams of becoming a scientist, quickly forming a special bond. They are all young and believe that they will become what they all dream about but with live and insecurities confronting them at every turn will they be able overcome these and turn their dreams into reality?
In this warm-hearted animation the directors, Han Hye Jin and An Jae Hoon, vividly bring to life the dreams and fantasy of adolescence through the encounters between the impossibly aspiring kids. Set in the ’80s and ’90s, the dreamy world and youthful imagination reminds its audience of our lost past and dreams. The film has a beautiful and unique way of evoking the childhood “dreams” that we have lost through old age.
The screening will also involve a Q&A session with the director An Jae-hoon.
Dir Jae-Hoon An & Hye-Jin Han, S. Korea 2010, Digibeta, 110 mins