My Beautiful Girl, Mari
2002, Dir. Seong-kang Lee
80 min, digital projection
With Byung-hun Lee, Hyeong-jin Kong, and Chong-ok Bae
Blurring the lines between the real and the surreal, "My Beautiful Girl, Mari" centers on two friends who must escape the realities of loneliness and hardship to an imaginary land where they meet the otherworldly Mari. Together, these new friends utilize the wonders found in this fantastical place to deal with their realities and find themselves on the path to maturity and self-discovery. Grand Prix winner at the Annecy International Film Festival, “My Beautiful Girl, Mari” was a break-out success bringing original Korean animation to international attention.
2003, Dir. Kwon Oh-sung
30 min, digital projection
With Anna Desmarais, Tony Ruse, Josh Smith
What is the purpose of life? That is what the title character Doggy Poo wants to know. Left on the side of the road by his 'creator,' Doggy Poo questions it's role in the universe. Conceived as a fairy tale, "Doggy Poo" exemplifies the wild animation being produced in Korea for children.