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Mari Iyagi

Mari Iyagi
My Beautiful Girl, Mari

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  2. Awards
  3. Fact Sheet

The instant a beautiful light shines through the marbled interior of a lighthouse, we are suddenly taken into a world of fantasy. Namwoo is about to fall into nothingness when a girl covered in white takes hold of his hand and lifts him up. She is Mari.

Award in Annecy

  • Grand Prix for best feature film (2002)

The film

  • Film identity

    Original title: Mari Iyagi

    Directed by: Sung-gang LEE

    After graduating in Psychology from Yonsei University, in Seoul, Sung-gang Lee gained international acclaim with his first animated feature "My Beautiful Girl, Mari", Grand Prix winner at Annecy 2002. He has followed up with shorts and features such as "Yobi, the Five Tailed Fox" (2006) and "A Monster in the Reservoir" (2012), which have drawn much attention at film festivals all over the world.

    Country: South Korea

    Year of production: 2002

    Running time: 01 h 20 min

  • Technique

    Category: Feature film

    Techniques used: 2D/3D computer

    Process: Colour

    Target public: All audiences

  • Credits

    Directed by: Sung-gang LEE

    Production: SIZ ENTERTAINMENT, Seong-won JO


    Script: Soo-jung Kang, Mi-ae Seo, Sung-gang Lee

    Graphics: Min-ho Kim

    Sets: Ji-heun Hong

    Animation: Moon-hee Kim

    Camera: Kun-uk Kwon

    Music: Byung-woo Lee

    Sound: Seok-won Kim

    Editing: Gok-ji Park

    Voice: Sung-gi Ahn, Byung-hun Lee, Hyung-jin Kong