• Planet of Snail (2012)

Planet of Snail

Release Date: July 25th, 2012

DVD Release Date: February 12th, 2013

Not Yet Rated |1 hr 27 min

Plot Summary

A deaf-blind poet and his devoted wife share a rich life together and communicate with a touch-based form of Braille.

Director: Yi Seung-jun

Genres: Documentary

Production Co: NHK, Finnish Film Foundation, Yleisradio

Ratings & Reviews

  • 80
    NPR

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

  • 80
    John DeForeThe Hollywood Reporter

    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. show more

  • 88
    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 Planet of Snail a standout. show more

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