BBC covers North Korean cinema

Kim Il-sung in N Korean film

There’s a good article on North Korean cinema posted yesterday by Helier Cheung on to the BBC website: Ten things: North Korea’s film industry. The article draws on the work of Johannes Schönherr and on Lynn Lee and James Leong’s documentary The Great North Korean Picture Show which screened in Bermondsey a couple of months ago. Worth a read.

A reminder of the Q&A with Lynn Lee after a screening of the documentary at the Singapore Art Museum:

And here’s a playlist on YouTube of North Korean films, many of them with English subtitles: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL4D1A9E71A707338B

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