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UNDER THE SUN

Dir: Vitaly Mansky
Russian Federation / Latvia / Germany / Czech Republic / North Korea / 2015 / 106mins

"Startling and chilling." — The New York Times

After years of negotiation acclaimed Russian director Vitaly Mansky was invited by the North Korean government to make a film about one girl and her family in the year she prepares to join the Children's Union, on the 'Day of the Shining Star' (Kim Jong-Il's birthday).

"My father says that Korea is the most beautiful country..." says eight-year-old Zin-mi. And so it might seem as Mansky films her in joyous, patriotic school pageants and in dance class, or with her parents, eating delicious food in their picturesque apartment.

But the government handlers supervising the production did not realise that Mansky kept filming even after they had shouted "Cut." Under The Sun is the jaw-dropping result, described by The Hollywood Reporter as a "surreal and sinister... real-life version of THE TRUMAN SHOW."

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Date: Fri 9 Sep 2016 - Wed 28 Sep 2016
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