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Films & Schedules - COMRADE KIM GOES FLYING — SPECIAL SCREENING

COMRADE KIM GOES FLYING — SPECIAL SCREENING Buy Tickets

Sun, Feb 10, 2013
at 5:15 PM (Regal Fox Tower 6)

Fri, Feb 15, 2013
at 6:30 PM (Regal Lloyd Center 4)

COMRADE KIM GOES FLYING — SPECIAL SCREENING

DIRECTOR: Anja Daelemans, Nicholas Bonner, Kim Gwang Hun - NORTH KOREA/BELGIUM/GREAT BRITAIN

“A winning, life-affirming fable about a young coal miner’s pursuit of her dream to become an acrobat, this is the first Western-financed fiction feature made entirely in North Korea. But this charming film wears its heavy historical mantle with grace, weaving a lovely, light-hearted tale whose themes—overcoming adversity and realizing the dream of a lifetime—upend our assumptions of a largely cloistered culture. Kim Yong-mi works as a coal miner in a small village. She dreams of one day joining the national circus and performing on the trapeze—despite the fact that she is deathly afraid of heights. When she is promoted and sent to the capital, Pyongyang, she seizes the opportunity. This gorgeously filmed romantic comedy transports us to a fantastic world seemingly out of time, with astonishing, candy-colored images of the seldom-seen North Korea.”—Toronto International Film Festival (83 mins.)

Selected Filmography: Kim Gwang Hun—My Wish (01), Unforgettable Man (02), Watch Us (08), Great Bear (09)

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Interests: Narrative Feature, Asian.

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