Chun Tae-il: A Flame That Lives On / 태일이                                  

Chun Tae-il: A Flame That Lives On / 태일이                                  


Fr. 21.10.2022, 16:30 Uhr, CineStar
South Korea 2021, 99 Min, OmeU, (Korean) FSK: 0
Genre: Animation, Drama

Tae-il (JANG Dong-yoon) grows up in poor circumstances in the 1960s in South Korea. At a young age, his father (JIN Seon-kyu) teaches him how to tailor, so he can help to provide for the family. When he moves to Seoul, Tae-il starts working in one of the city’s many factories. He soon learns that the working conditions are bad and existing labour rights are being ignored. In order to end the suffering of the workers, he does everything he can to start a movement that can dismantle the unjust conditions.

The animated film is based on true events. The protagonist CHUN Tae-il is a symbolic figure of the Korean labour movement whose story has been adapted into several films. However, the central theme of the material is still relevant, as director HONG Jun-pyo proves with his animated reinterpretation.

Director: HONG Jun-pyo
Screenwriter: SIM Hyeong-seop
Cast: JANG Dong-yoon, YEOM Hye-ran, JIN Seon-kyu 

Seoul International Children’s Film Festival: SICFF (2022)
Fantasia International Film Festival (2022) – Regard sur l’animation coréenne
Busan International Kids & Youth Film Festival : BIKY (2022)
Annecy International Animated Film Festival (2022) – Contrechamp in Competition