Approved for Adoption

Approved for Adoption

  • Jung Henin
  • Laurent Boileau

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Approved for Adoption (2012/2013)

Also Known As: Couleur de Peau: Miel

Opened: 11/08/2013 Limited

Angelika/NYC11/08/2013 - 11/14/20137 days
Village East11/15/2013 - 11/21/20137 days
Music Hall 311/22/2013 - 11/28/20137 days

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Genre: French/Belgian Animated Family Film (French w/English subtitles)

Rated: Unrated

GKIDS proudly presents this remarkable animated memoir from the artist Jung, exploring his childhood as a Korean child adopted into a strict Belgian home, and reflecting on the formation of his current artistic identity.


This remarkable animated doc traces the unconventional upbringing of the filmmaker Jung Henin, one of thousands of Korean children adopted by Western families after the end of the Korean War. It is the story of a boy stranded between two cultures. Sepia-toned animated vignettes -- some humorous and some poetic -- track Jung from the day he first meets his new blond siblings, through elementary school, and into his teenage years, when his emerging sense of identity begins to create fissures at home and ignite the latent biases of his adoptive parents. The filmmaker tells his story using his own animation intercut with snippets of super-8 family footage and archival film. The result is an animated memoir like no other: clear-eyed and unflinching, humorous and wry, and above all, inspiring in the capacity of the human heart.