I was unable to post about this earlier as I was travelling in Korea, but this documentary made by a South Korean / German film-maker is still screening near Russell Square, until 17 May:
My Brothers and Sisters in the North
Dir: Sung-Hyung Cho
Germany / 2016 / 109min
Bertha DocHouse Screen | Curzon Bloomsbury | The Brunswick | London WC1N 1AW | dochouse.org
View screening times here: dochouse.org/cinema/screenings/my-brothers-and-sisters-north
Sung-Hyung Cho is the first South Korean filmmaker to gain access to North Korea. Setting aside her pre-conceptions of her neighbours to the North, she explores the reality of daily life under the totalitarian regime. She accompanies ordinary people in their life and work routines and learns about their hopes and dreams for their nation.
My Brothers and Sisters in the North moves beyond the stereotypical images of robotic soldiers and hysterically loyal citizens to give a unique and fascinating window into the enigmatic world of North Korea.
Selected Festivals & Awards
“Best Regional Feature Award” LICHTER Filmfest Frankfurt International, Germany (March 2016)
“Best Documentary” 26. FILMKUNSTFEST Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany (May 2016)
“Panorama” São Paulo IFF, Brazil (2016)