Director: Jung & Laurent Boileau
Screenplay: Jung & Laurent Boileau
Cinematographer: Remon Fromont
Montage: Ewin Ryckaert
Sound: Dan Vanbever
Art Director: Olivier May
Artistic Director: Jean-Jacques Lonni
Music: Siegfried Canto
Voice Casting: William Coryn, Christelle Cornil, Jean-Luc Couchard, Arthur Dubois, David Macaluso
13 avenue Berthelot
69 007 Lyon
Tel: 0033 4 72 71 62 27
35 mm, Color, 65 min, OV Korean with French subtitles
Annecy Animation Film Festival Winner
20 000 Korean children were spread all over the world since the Korean War ended. Jung is one of them: he was born in Seoul in 1965 and was adopted by a Belgian family in 1971.
Adapted from the eponymous graphic novel, the film focuses on key moments in Jung’s life: the orphanage, his arrival in Belgium, his family life, his difficult adolescence… It tells us how events drove him to accept his mixing of sexes. Rootlessness, identity, integration, maternal love, as well as a reconstituted interbred family: these are some of themes tacked here with humor and emotion…
Amazingly mixing real images and drawn images, oscillating between present and memories and using occasionally historical or family archives, “Approved for Adoption” is an autobiographical animation story that explores new lands.
East-West: a story of acculturation.