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Interview with Choi Hee-Seung: “‘Love at the Crossroads’ is… about the love triangle of my own life.”

Choi Hee-seung‘s graduation film “Love at the Crossroads” (2019) has been a consistent hit on the student animation circuit. The short condenses a shoujo love triangle between Dreams, Reality, and a forever flustered female protagonist into a laugh-out-loud five-minute reel. And just as the two handsome men win over the protagonist, “Love at the Crossroads” has captured the hearts of many. The film earned the Special Mention in the Animafest Zagreb Student Competition, the Audience Award at Indie-AniFest, and a screening at Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival (Bifan).

Now, in the middle of Choi Hee-seung’s festival rounds, she has taken the time to chat with us in Seoul’s 15th edition of Indie-AniFest. We interviewed the elusive star — almost completely invisible from the Interwebs — within the print-lined walls of the Cgv Myeongdong Cine Library.

Where did your interest in animation begin?

I was an otaku. I used to consume

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