Songs From the North

  • South Korea
  • Portugal
  • United States
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“Interweaving footage from my three visits to North Korea, together with songs, spectacle, popular cinema and archival footage, Songs from the North tries to understand, on their own terms, the psychology and popular imaginary of the North Korean people and the political ideology of absolute love, which continues to drive the nation towards its uncertain future.” Soon-Mi Yoo

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  • Original title
    Songs From the North
  • Direction
  • DOP
    Soon-Mi Yoo
  • Editing
    Soon-Mi Yoo
  • Sound
    Luís Henrique, Chu-Li Shewring
  • Duration
    73 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • South Korea
    • Portugal
    • United States
  • Colour
    • Colour
    • Black & White
  • Production
  • Festivals
    • Locarno 2014
    • DocLisboa 2014
    • Viennale 2014
    • Rotterdam 2014
    • Oberhausen 2014
  • Awards
    • Golden Leopard for Best First Feature, 2014 Locarno Film Festival
    • Best First Feature at DocLisboa 2014 is powered by Doc Alliance, a creative partnership of 7 key European documentary film festivals. Our aim is to advance the documentary genre, support its diversity and promote quality creative documentary films.

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