BIFF 2020
Documentaire Extraordinaire

Under the Sun

ORIGINAL TITLE:
Under the Sun
Latvia / Nord-Korea / Russland / Tsjekkia / Tyskland/ 2015/ 1 t. 46 min.
LANGUAGE:
koreansk
UNDERTEKSTER:
engelsk
CAST:
Lee Zin-Mi, Yu-Yong, Hye-Yong, Oh-Gyong
DIRECTOR:
Vitalij Manskij
WRITER:
Vitalij Manskij
CINEMATOGRAPHER:
Alexandra Ivanova
PRODUCER:
Natalia Manska
Behind the North Korean facade

After years of negotiations, director Vitaly Mansky was granted permission to film a documentary in North Korea. Regime officials had not only selected the subjects and locations but also written a script, and every second of footage was carefully examined to prevent the finished film from giving an unflattering portrayal of the country. Unbeknownst to the authorities, however, the team let their cameras roll all through their stay and managed to capture a very different view of life in the world's most secluded nation.

 

Festival Guest: Vitaly Mansky

 

Vitalij Manskij

Vitaly Mansky (Ukraine, 1963) Selected filmography: CLOSE RELATIONS (also at BIFF this year), PIPELINE (BIFF 2013), MOTHERLAND OR DEATH (2011), VIRGINITY (2008), TENDER'S HEAT: WILD WILD BEACH (BIFF 2007)

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