Songs from the North

Directed by Soon-Mi Yoo

Release Year: 2014
Running time: 72
Country: U.S., South Korea, Portugal
Language: Korean
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MSRP: $599.00
Screening Info
Directed by: Soon-Mi Yoo
Writer: Soon-Mi Yoo
Crew: Haden Guest, Soon-Mi Yoo

Songs From the North is an essay film which offers an unique look at the enigma of North Korea, a country typically seen through the distorted lens of jingoistic propaganda and derisive satire. Interweaving footage from director Soon-Mi Yoo's three visits to North Korea together with songs, spectacle, popular cinema and archival footage, Songs From the North tries to understand the psychology and popular imagery of the North Korean people. To look closely and objectively at North Korea, a country that challenges our most fundamental assumptions about the human condition, is ultimately to question the meaning of freedom, love and patriotism.

Reviews

"An empathetic snapshot of a country that is almost never depicted in such an accessible light." -The Village Voice
 

Awards

Winner of Golden Leopard for Best First Feature, Locarno Film Festival
 

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