A man leaves home early in the morning to begin climbing. He leaves his wife’s nagging and city protesters behind, arrives at the mountain and begins to climb. While he is climbing, all the worries troubling him disappear like the rushing river. When he finally reaches the summit of Insubong, there is a smile even on his gruff partner’s face. He imagines meeting with Yvon Chouinard, who invented the Chouinard B, in his happiness at the summit, and there is a moment when all of this comes together beautifully. The animation makes us think about climbing a mountain, and like a watercolor painting, calls out in candor, “Come, let’s climb the mountain.” The narration by actor Yoo Ji-tae brings the audience closer to the main character of the film. (Jinna LEE)
Choi graduated from the Korean Academy of Film Arts in 2004. He produced and directed short animations such as Perfect Family, 2D or Not 2D and Master Peace etc. He has been making animation films with various materials and different methods, such as stop-motion, filming in 35mm and so on, throughout his career.