BIFF 2017: 26. september - 4. oktober

The Great North Korean Picture Show

ORIGINAL TITLE:
The Great North Korean Picture Show
Singapore / 2012 / 1 t. 34 min.
LANGUAGE:
Koreansk
UNDERTEKSTER:
Engelsk
CAST:
Ri Yun Mi, Kim Um Bom, Pyo Hang
DIRECTOR:
Lynn Lee, James Leong
CINEMATOGRAPHER:
James Leong
PRODUCER:
Lynn Lee, Sharon Roobol
TEMA:
Politikk
Licensed to il

For the very first time, foreign film makers have been allowed inside North Korea's only film school. We're introduced to two young actors, both of whom have been singled out to become the stars of tomorrow. Meanwhile, a director is working around the clock, with hundreds of extras in tow, to create the regime's new blockbuster. Will he succeed in pleasing the leadership and captivating audiences? THE GREAT NORTH KOREAN PICTURE SHOW allows the images to speak for themselves, and it is up to the audience to distinguish between truth and propaganda.

 

Shown in 2013

Lynn Lee, James Leong

LYNN LEE and JAMES LEONG have made several documentary films together, including PASSABE (2006), AKI RA'S BOYS (2006) and HOMELESS FC (2007), the latter two of which both won awards.