Songs from the North
Canções do Norte · Songs from the North
2014, KOR, USA, PRT, 72', M12
10 Dec 2014 · Passos Manuel · 19H00
Songs from the North is an essay film which looks differently at the enigma of North Korea, a country typically seen only through the distorted lens of jingoistic propaganda and derisive satire. Interweaving footage from three visits to North Korea, together with songs, spectacle, popular cinema and archival footage, this film tries to understand, on their own terms, the phychology and popular imaginary of the North Korean people and the political ideology of absolute love which continues to drive the nation towards its uncertain future.