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V PAPRSCÍCH SLUNCE (Under the Sun)

Director: Vitalij Manskij
Writer:Vitalij Manskij
Camera:Alexandra Ivanova

Zin-mi, a young girl from North Kora, is getting ready for the anniversary of the great leader-Kim Jong-il. Renowned Russian documentary maker Vitalij Mansky is given access to her whole family. However, he is only allowed to film them based on a carefully prepared script, making sure not to disrupt the image of a perfectly content nation. Yet, somehow, the film is nothing like a propaganda piece. The documentary makers let the cameras roll when scenes were being set up by North Korean “directors”. This revealed certain incriminating details which the masters of manipulation had glossed over. Shots which should not have been taken were artfully embedded into the story about a seemingly happy life in a modern-day Potemkin village.