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Under The Sun

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Year of participation 2016
Program Non-competition Programs

Under The Sun
Producer(s) Natalya Manskaya, Simone Baumann, Filip Remunda
Director(s) Vitaly Mansky
Script Vitaly Mansky
Director of Photography Alexandra Ivanova, Mikhail Gorobchuk
Music by Karlis Auzans
Sound Evgeniya Lachina, Anrijs Krenbergs
Edit Andrei Paperny
Production company(-ies) Vertov Real Cinema in co-production with Saxonia Entertainment, Hypermarket Film, MDR, Czech TV
 

Synopsis

This is a film about the ideal life in an ideal country - North Korea. We see a girl in an ideal school, the daughter of ideal parents, working at ideal factories, living in an ideal apartment in the center of the capital. We can see how much effort the North Korean people have to undertake to make this ideal world work. The girl is being prepared to enter the children’s union to be a part of the ideal society, living in the eternal rays of the sun, the symbol of the great leader of the people, Kim Il-sung.

Awards
Award for Best Central and Eastern European Documentary Film, Jihlava IDFF, Czech Republic, 2015, Special Jury Award, Jury Award for Best Director, Black Nights IFF Tallinn, Estonia, 2015, Alpe Adria Cinema Award for the Best Documentary,Trieste IFF, Italy, 2016, Prix Present, Paris L’Europe autour de l’Europe FF, France, 2016, Jury Award Doc Competition, Hong Kong IFF 2016, Award of the Baltic Gaze competition, Vilnius IFF, Lithuania, 2016, Honorable Mention, It’s All True IDFF São Paulo & Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2016, Best Documentary, Golden Kingfisher Award, Plzen FF, Czech Republic, 2016

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