CIFF Selects returns to the Camden Opera House on Wednesday May 17 at 7pm for a screening of Vitaly Mansky’s film Under the Sun, an in depth look at every day life in North Korea from a Director with unprecedented access.

“My father says that Korea is the most beautiful country… Korea is the land of the rising sun,” says eight-year-old schoolgirl Zin-mi. 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). As the family receives instruction on how to be the ideal patriots, Mansky’s watchful camera capture details from comrades struggling to stay awake during an official event to Zin-mi’s tears at a particularly grueling dance lesson.

This film is co-presented with the Camden Opera House.

Tickets are $10 available at the door. Box Office opens at 6PM on the evening of the event.

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