"I Love You, Apple, I Love You, Orange mixes live action and stop-motion animation of actual fruits, vegetables and a glazed ham," says Kim. "I was inspired by the work of Jan Švankmajer to create inanimate objects brought to life to create a surreal and disturbing reality for the film's lonely protagonist."
A literary film about love, loneliness, and an evil talking ham, I Love You, Apple, I Love You, Orange tells the personal story of Maggie (Lori Anne Smithey), a lonely woman with a set routine: she gets up, makes the bed, brushes her teeth, cooks breakfast, writes lists, and cries. But when her mother (Victoria Blake) sets her up on a blind date with Martin (Horam Kim), her world changes, and she finds herself falling for the mysterious young man. Now standing in the way of their budding romance are her only friends: the talking fruits, vegetables, and evil ham that occupy her house.
Writer/director Horam Kim earned his bachelor's degree from New York University's Gallatin School of Individualized Study and master's degree in Creative Writing from Brooklyn College. His award-winning short films have screened across the United States. I Love You, Apple, I Love You, Orange is his first feature-length film and it took eight years to complete.
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