The first film to fully expose the humanitarian crisis of North Korea, N.C. Heikin’s documentary gives a glimpse behind the curtain through interviews with those who’ve suffered under Kim Jong Il’s reign, interspersed with archival footage of North Korean propaganda and original art performances.
North Korea proves an indomitable mystery despite continual trickles of news, images, (hacks!), and facts. This Sundance doc, structured around eye-opening personal accounts, shows how invaluable moving images and real stories are for those starved of insight.
Andrey Zvyagintsev, 2003, Russia
Takeshi Kitano, 1996, Japan
Jia Zhangke, 1998, China
Johnnie To, 2008, Hong Kong
Götz Spielmann, 2008, Austria
Guy Maddin, 2007, Canada
Vincent Paronnaud,Marjane Satrapi, 2007, France
Michael Haneke, 2001, Austria
Gus Van Sant, 2007, United States
Harmony Korine, 2007, United States