Under the Sun

  • Mon Sept 19
Under the Sun

introduced by film scholar Miseong Woo (Yonsei University), East Asia Program’s Distinguished Visiting Professorship in Korean Studies

Vitaly Mansky

Despite continuous interference by government handlers, director Vitaly Mansky still managed to document life in Pyongyang, North Korea in this fascinating portrait of one girl and her parents in the year as she prepares to join the Korean Children’s Union on the ‘Day Of The Shining Star’ (Kim Jong-Il’s birthday). “Under the Sun reveals the facades of North Korea—and what’s behind them.” (A.V. Club)

website: icarusfilms.com/new2016/unsun.html

Ithaca Premiere
DCP color
1 hour 50 minutes
release year/country
2016 Russia