APPROVED FOR ADOPTION

Directed by Jung Henin and Laurent Boileau | Written by Jung Henin and Laurent Boileau
US release date: Nov 8, 2013
Written and directed by Jung Henin and Laurent Boileau
With the voices of Maxym Anciaux, Cathy Boquet, Mahé Collet
75 min, Animated Documentary, France, 2012

This animated doc traces the unconventional upbringing of the filmmaker Jung Henin, one of thousands of Korean children adopted by Western families after the end of the Korean War.

It is the story of a boy stranded between two cultures. Sepia-toned animated vignettes – some humorous and some poetic – track Jung from the day he first meets his new blond siblings, through elementary school, and into his teenage years, when his emerging sense of identity begins to create fissures at home and ignite the latent biases of his adoptive parents.

The filmmaker tells his story using his own animation intercut with snippets of super-8 family footage and archival film. The result is an animated memoir like no other: clear-eyed and unflinching, humorous and wry, and above all, inspiring in the capacity of the human heart.

IN FRENCH WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES


Opens in the US on November 8, 2013

- NYC on November 8, 2013
-Los Angeles on November 22, 2013 at Laemmle Music Hall 3

This film may not be shown in all US cities, please check your local listings for exact showtimes and places.

US Distribution: GKIDS

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