Planet of Snail Synopsis
The wife of a deaf-blind man guides him through their world with a touch-based language.
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New York Post

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...
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80

NPR

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More often Planet of Snail evokes, in radiant detail, the mutual reliance that makes good partnerships work.
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80

Salon.com

By Andrew O'Hehir
This is a love story of uncommon loveliness and simplicity.
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80

Time Out New York

By Joshua Rothkopf
The spirit of the movie is nonjudgmental, an observational intimacy that, in turn, becomes inspiring.
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80

Los Angeles Times

By Kenneth Turan
Planet of Snail is simple, direct and magical. The warm, intimate story of a singular couple, it won the top prize at the prestigious...
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80

The New York Times

By Stephen Holden
Above all, this beautifully photographed documentary is a poetic meditation on refined sensory perception.
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80

The Hollywood Reporter

By John DeFore
A disability-centric documentary that moves viewers without resorting to trite devices, Seung-Jun Yi's Planet of Snail takes a condition...
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75

Slant Magazine

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Even with the heaviness of some of its subject matter, the documentary remains limpid and unsentimental until the very end, in keeping with...
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60

Total Film

By James Mottram
What emerges is a touching study (in more ways than one) of the trials, terrors and triumphs of living with physical disability.
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38

Boston Globe

By Mark Feeney
The Korean documentary Planet of Snail is spare and unemphatic - too much so - with an abiding sweetness of spirit.
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Rated NR