With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013

With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013
With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013

Tuesday, September 08, 2015

SONGS FROM THE NORTH opens September 18 in New York City

Kino Lorber
Songs from the North
Written and directed by Soon-Mi Yoo
Produced by Soon-Mi Yoo and Harvard Film Archive's Haden Guest
South Korea, 2014, 72 minutes
In Korean with English subtitles

South Korea born Soon-Mi Yoo's Songs from the North, which won the Golden Leopard for Best First Feature at the 2014 Locarno Film Festival, will open on September 18th at New York's Anthology Film Archives.

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.

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