Green Days: Dinosaur and I
Green Days: Dinosaur and I (Korean: 소중한 날의 꿈; RR: Sojoonghan Nalui Ggoom; lit. "Dream of a Precious Day") is a 2011 South Korean animated film. Without the high-tech computer graphics and three-dimensional techniques that dominate the animation industry, the film was hand-drawn in pencil, with 14 animators using 100,000-plus sheets over a period of 11 years. It premiered at the 15th Busan International Film Festival in 2010 and competed for the top prize at the 2011 Annecy International Animated Film Festival.
|Green Days: Dinosaur and I|
|Directed by||Ahn Jae-hoon|
|Produced by||Lee Byung-gyu |
|Written by||Song Hye-jin|
|Music by||Lee Ji-yeon|
Meditations with a Pencil
|Distributed by||A1 Entertainment|
Set in a 1970s rural town, Green Days: Dinosaur and I is a nostalgic coming-of-age story about a high school girl who struggles to find meaning in her existence and learns to confront her biggest fears, while also falling in love for the first time. Yi-rang (voiced by Park Shin-hye) has all but given up on her athletic aspirations, when she meets Cheol-soo (Song Chang-eui), who dreams of becoming an astronaut, and Soo-min (Oh Yeon-seo), a transfer student from Seoul. The film follows the adolescents' budding romance, growing pains, hopes and dreams.
Yi-rang is in a race and falls behind. To save herself from shame, she fakes a fall. After that competition she resolves to never compete again. A new transfer student from Seoul comes to school. Her name is Soo-min and all the boys fall for her as she is very pretty.
Yi-rang exits the movie theater to the restroom after the movie is over. She sobs in front of the mirror and then wipes her tears as Soo-min comes out of a stall. Yi-rang meets Soo-min again at a record shop.
A former track teammate of Yi-rang tries to persuade her to return to the track team. Yi-rang refuses. Meanwhile, a boy, Cheol-soo, is in a makeshift hang glider and his friends tries to warn him against flying.
Yi-rang's radio breaks and she takes it the repair shop. She meets a boy from her school. Yi-Rang mistakes his name for Charles, which is his nickname. His name is Cheol-soo and he hopes to become an astronaut. He has an uncle who owns the repair shop. Yi-rang's radio is fixed but it starts raining. She takes an umbrella and forgets her radio at the shop.
Cheol-soo and Yi-rang go on a trip to see a dinosaur footprint. Once back home, Yi-rang races in the marathon.
Cast and charactersEdit
- Park Shin-hye as Oh Yi-rang - A girl who loves running. She quits the track team.
- Song Chang-eui as Kim Cheol-soo - A boy who dreams of becoming an astronaut. He is skilled with his hands.
- Oh Yeon-seo as Han Soo-min - A transfer student from Seoul. She becomes friends with Yi-rang.
- Uhm Sang-hyun as Uncle
- Jeon Hye-young as Min-jeong
- Seo Joo-ae as Go Kyeong-ah
- Kim Gook-bin
- Jeong Mi-suk as Pilot
Despite positive reviews from critics and invitations to 10 film festivals all over the world, Green Days: Dinosaur and I was a box office failure domestically, with 51,879 admissions. Co-director Ahn Jae-hoon attributed this to the film's limited release, since bigger, commercial films monopolized theater screens.
Co-director Han Hye-jin won Best Director/Screenwriter at the 2011 Women in Film Korea Awards.
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