YIPSAK-A CHICKEN WILD (35mm / Color / 90mins / KOREA)
KIM Eun-jung, NA Hyun
Director OH Sung-yoon graduated with an arts major at a college of fine arts. Mr. OH headed the planning department at Seoul Movie company and is currently the co- president and acting chief production manager at Odoltogi Co.. Mr. OH is currently directing ‘YIPSAK – A Chicken Wild’, a feature animation film which is co-produced with MK Pictures.
Mr. OH produced a large number of successful animation films including ‘Politics! Be careful!’(short animation) at MBC TV Magazine Show, OVA `GoInDol`, Presidential Election Campaign CF, ‘Winter Lyricism’, feature animation ‘Dooly-the Adventure to Ice Planet’, Korean Institute for Gender Equality Promotion and Education’s educational animation film ‘As is—the Magical Story’, National Human Rights Commission of Korea’s short animation ‘Byul Byul Story’ and Jeju 4.3 Peace Park’s educational animation film ‘Calf’ etc.
MK Pictures, established in 1995, is a one of the leading film production companies in Korea, providing an innovative approach toward new ideas, an efficient film production system, and advanced modern marketing strategies. With the success of numerous films including ‘Contact’ , ‘Joint Security Area’, ‘A Good Lawyer’s Wife and ‘Forever the Moment’ , MK Pictures has contributed to the steady improvement of the Korean film industry to reach a higher quality and attain world renowned fame.
With it’s well reported successes, MK Pictures will continue to develop modern communication values, continue to implement optimal film business models including more efficient marketing, production and distribution systems which will work as a bases in formulating a more advanced domestic and international film business model.
MK Pictures also aims toward becoming a premier cultural content company which will be dedicated to introducing and delivering Korean cultural products to the world through a balancing of the Korean artisan spirit as a cultural developer and its cutting edge technical prowess as a film producer.
Leaf is a hen confined to a chicken farm for laying eggs. However she holds fast to her dreams of escaping out into the yard and living freely in a place where she can care for her own eggs. To make herself appear like a frail discardable old hen, she starves herself for days and is finally abandoned at the waterhole and succeeds in escaping. Just before the weasel, One-eye, can make a meal out of her, Leaf is saved by Drifter, and she leaves the puddle for the yard. However, families in the yard—far from welcoming—ostracize her and drive her out. Disappointed, Leaf goes to the plain.
Leaf gradually grows accustomed to her new life of freedom, and settles into a nest with the help of an otter, Dalsoo. Leaf runs into Drifter again by chance, but is jealous when she sees him being affectionate with Milky Duck… Milky Duck is attacked by One-eye, the weasel. At the couple’s nest Leaf finds a pretty white egg that she carefully sits down upon to keep warm. Drifter begins protecting Leaf and the egg. One night, Drifter dies protecting his egg in a bloody fight with the weasel but just before he dies, he tells Leaf to go to the swamp after the baby is born. The egg hatches and Green, a baby duck, is born. As Green grows, he does not get along well with Leaf.
Arriving at the swamp, the conflict between the two, owing to their natural differences, is becoming serious. At last Green leaves home for the yard where he is caught by the farm owner and is on the verge of losing his wing. Hearing the news, Leaf and Dalsoo rush to the yard and save Green. Escaping the yard, Leaf and Green encounter One-eye at a cliff. In a life-and-death struggle, both Green and One-eye fall over a precipice. Right at that moment, Green flies up high. He finally succeeds in flying.
At the desolate swamp, migratory birds arrive. Leaf who realized why Drifter told her to go to the swamp after the baby was born, sends Green to the flocks of the birds and encourages Green to take part in the flight contest to select the new guards, saying she believes that Green will be able to become a brave guard just like his father. Before winter is over, a race to select the guard commences…