Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires
Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires

Songs from the North

Saturday 25 a las 10:15 h

Competencia Oficial Internacional

Village Recoleta - Vicente López y Junín
Room: 8

Tickets sold out Functions

Probably a film as fragile as Songs from the North will set a turning point in the way North Korea and the Juche Thinking are represented in cinema. The figure of Kim Jong-il –between the sinister and the extravagant– has made the North Korean regime a succulent dish for interpretations made from a distant Western cynicism. However, South Korean filmmaker Soon-Mi Yoo chooses a particular mix between a travel journal’s intimacy and archive footage that follows the easily recognizable and consensual depiction. The clash of such materials sprouts this film, in which everything we see and was captured by the cameras is filtered through the director’s emotions and her notes. A compassionate, familiar, contradictory piece that adjusts to the idea Cioran had about peoples as objects of both affection and aversion. 

Spanish title: Canciones del Norte
Year: 2014
Format: DCP
Color: B&N + Color
Minutes: 72
Seconds: 0

D, F, E: Soon-Mi Yoo

S: Nuno Henrique 

P: Haden Guest, Soon-Mi Yoo, Rui Alexandre Santos

CP: Rosa Filmes


Rosa Filmes.

Rui Alexandre Santos
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Thursday 23 - 23:20 h
Village Recoleta Room: 8
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Friday 24 - 18:15 h
Village Recoleta Room: 8
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Soon-Mi Yoo Corea del Sur

Born in South Korea, she studied German Literature at the Yonsei University and Photography at Massachusetts Art School. She directed several short films, like Dangerous Supplement (2006), and participated in the co-directed documentary Far from Afghanistan (2012; Bafici ‘13).

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