Jung. Cartoonist. 42 years old according to his civil status, Jung prefers to place his birth atthe age of 5, when a policeman found him wandering alone in the streets of Seoul. He is oneof those 200 000 adopted Koreans spread around the world.Jung decided to return for the first time in South Korea, in order to breathe the air of his homecountry, tread the land of his ancestors, and maybe find traces of his biological mother. Thistrip of reconciliation with his roots and with himself leads our character to recall – in animation– the child he once was and the winding path that made him grow up.
About direction (Jung & Laurent Boileau)
Jung was born on December 2nd, 1965 in Seoul, in South Korea.Adopted by a Belgian family in 1971, he adopts the name ofJung Henin. He follows studies of Traditional Humanities (Latin andMathematics) at the Athénée Royal de Rixensart, beforeattending one year, in 1985, the Saint-Luc workshop of Brussels.
In 2006, always in collaboration with Jee-Yun, he publishes Okiya, a Japanese erotic tale. Hehas just published in the editions Delcourt Kyoteru a history on the world of the ninja childrenand Skin color: honey, an autobiographical account in black and white for the editions Soleil.
Laurent Boileau trabajó durante 10 años como cámara y editor en varios documentales. En 1999 empezó a dirigir. Su pasión por los cómics y las artes gráficas le han llevado a realizar diversas películas sobre el 9º arte.
Awards & Festivals
- Annecy Film Festival - Public Award and UNICEF Award. France, 2013
- Film Festival pour Enfants de Montréal - Grand Prix and Prix Inis. Canada, 2013
- Festival Monstra - Special Jury Prize. Portugal, 2013