Under the Sun

V paprscích slunce

V paprscích slunce

Script: Vitaly Mansky
Photography: Alexandra Ivanova
Producer, Co-producer: Filip Remunda (Hypermarket Film s.r.o.), Vít Klusák (Hypermarket Film s.r.o.), Natalia Manska, Simone Baumann (Saxonia Entertainment GmbH), Petr Kubica (Česká televize)
Color: Colour
Language: Korean
Over the course of one year, this film follows the life of an ordinary Pyongyang family whose daughter was chosen to take part in one of the famous Korean “Spartakiads”. The ritualised explosions of colour and joy contrast sharply with pale everyday reality, which is not particularly terrible, but rather quite surreal, like a typical life as seen “through the looking glass”. The film portrays North Korea in probably the only possible way: as an unintentional situational tragicomedy. Precisely staged film scenes duplicate principles common for life in “the most beautiful country on the eastern side of the globe”: virtually horrifying selfstaging of the residents’ own lives.

“Zin-mi, you have joined Children’s Union, what do you expect from your adult life?” “When joining the Children‘s Union,we enter to the adult life. And begin to think, what else shall you do for the Great Leader Kim Jong Un.”

Vitaly Mansky was born in Lvov and studied film at the Gerasimov Institute of Cinematography in Moscow. He has made over 30 documentary films, and produced over 200 others. He systematically popularises documentary film in Russia and works closely with television stations. His film The Pipeline (2013) was presented at the 2013 Jihlava IDFF, where Mansky also led his own masterclass.

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Hypermarket Film / Filip Remunda / Kubelíkova 27 / Praha / Czech Republic / 130 00 / +420 603 180 312 / email@hypermarketfilm.cz / www.hypermarketfilm.cz
Festival edition: 2015
Sections: Between the Seas
Premiere Type: Czech Premiere
Awards: Best Central and East European Documentary Film
Subtitle languages: English
30.10.2015 21:30


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