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Le Cine Club: Couleur de peau miel (Approved for Adoption)

Institut Français de Birmanie
Event organized by Institut Français de Birmanie

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NEW >>Outdoor screening at the OLIVA restaurant!

Monday 9 April 7:30pm
Couleur de peau miel (Approved for Adoption)
Directed by Laurent Boileau, Jung (2011)
Animation, 1h 15min

This remarkable 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.

Free entry.
Film in original language with English subtitles.

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