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Gentle, simply told love stories are as rare in documentaries these days as they are in narrative film. That alone makes Yi Seung-jun's Planet of Snail a standout.
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More often Planet of Snail evokes, in radiant detail, the mutual reliance that makes good partnerships work. Read full review
This is a love story of uncommon loveliness and simplicity. Read full review
The spirit of the movie is nonjudgmental, an observational intimacy that, in turn, becomes inspiring. Read full review
Planet of Snail is simple, direct and magical. The warm, intimate story of a singular couple, it won the top prize at the prestigious International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam, and it will win you over as well if you give it the chance. Read full review
Above all, this beautifully photographed documentary is a poetic meditation on refined sensory perception. Read full review
A disability-centric documentary that moves viewers without resorting to trite devices, Seung-Jun Yi's Planet of Snail takes a condition most of us would find unbearable and demystifies it while finding room for poetry. Read full review
Even with the heaviness of some of its subject matter, the documentary remains limpid and unsentimental until the very end, in keeping with its subject. Read full review
What emerges is a touching study (in more ways than one) of the trials, terrors and triumphs of living with physical disability. Read full review
The Korean documentary Planet of Snail is spare and unemphatic - too much so - with an abiding sweetness of spirit. Read full review
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