About the film
propaganda communist propaganda north korea
Under the Sun
Release Date: March 10, 2016
|Production Companies||:||Česká televize, Hypermarket Film, Saxonia Entertainment, Vertov Studio, Studio Vertov|
|Producers||:||Filip Remunda, Vít Klusák, Simone Baumann, Natalia Manskaya, Petr Kubica|
|Writers||:||Vitaly Mansky, Vitaly Mansky|
Over the course of one year, this film follows the life of an ordinary Pyongyang family whose daughter was chosen to take part in Day of the Shining Star (Kim Jong-il's birthday) celebration. While North Korean government wanted a propaganda film, the director kept on filming between the scripted scenes. The ritualized explosions of color and joy contrast sharply with pale everyday reality, which is not particularly terrible, but rather quite surreal.