30.09. - 09.10.2021

Songs From The North Portugal, South Korea, USA 2015 | 72 min | OV with English subtitles | Colour and B&W | FF 2015

Soon-Mi Yoo

Yoo Soon-mi (*1972) Born in South Korea, she studied German before moving to the US to study photography at the Massachusetts College of Arts and subsequently take up a teaching post at the film and video faculty. She realized many short documentary film essays, before her full-length documentary debut Songs From the North won the prize for best debut film at the 2014 Locarno festival.

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"Is North Korea the loneliest place in the world? A country with no friends and no history. With just the same myths from sunrise to sunset?" These are the questions Yoo Soon-mi asks herself and tries to get closer to the origins of the state mythology. In a compilation consisting of interviews with her father, who experienced the civil war and the subsequent division of the country, footage of everyday life in the North Korean capital Pyongyang and a horde of propaganda material, a picture emerges of a country in limbo between staged glory and everyday desolation.
Original title: Songs From The North
Film type: Documentary Feature
Original language: English, Korean
Section: Asia Express
Language and subtitles: OV with English subtitles
Director: Soon-Mi Yoo
Screenplay: Soon-Mi Yoo
Producer: Soon-Mi Yoo, Haden Guest, Rui Alexandre Santos
Director of Photography: Soon-Mi Yoo
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Editor: Soon-Mi Yoo
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Format: dcp
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World Sales: Rosa Filmes
Production: Rosa Filmes
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