Korean animated films “Tairi” and “Kakusei” (both original titles) won awards at the Annecy International Animation Film Festival in France (closed on the 18th).
According to the festival’s website, Hong Jun-Pyo’s “Tairi” won the Jury’s Special Award in the feature film Contorshan category for challenging animated films, and Sujin Moon’s “Kakusei” is a student graduation work. Received the grand prize in each category.
“There,” which was released in South Korea in December last year, describes the life of labor activist Jeon Tae-il, who committed himself by burning himself in 1970 in search of improving the poor working environment in the Dongdaemun market in Seoul. Actors Jang Dong-Yoon, Yeom Hye-ran, Chin Sung-kyu, Kwon Hae-hye, and Park Chul-min acted as voice actors in work.
“Kakusei” is a 6-minute work made from human social masks. And was the first Korean animation to be selected for the short competition section of the Cannes International Film Festival last month and attracted a lot of attention.
The Annecy International Animation Film Festival, called the “Cannes Film Festival in the Animation World,” is held every June in Annecy, France, and this year marks the 46th time.