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The best North Korea documentaries, compiled by someone who's actually been there.
Russian filmmaker Vitaly Manskiy's Under the Sun is perhaps the most philosophical and artistic documentary I've seen about North Korea.
When I traveled to North Korea last summer, I talked with one of my guides, Ms. Pak, about movies. A friend of mine had asked...
Despite my intense academic interest in North Korea, I actually haven’t fully dived into the country’s cinema yet. Yes, I’ve seen documentaries filmed in North...
Yes, Virginia (Langley, perhaps?), a North Korean-Chinese joint production filmed in Pyongyang with Uighur and North Korean co-directors actually exists. North Korean collaboration with international...
This movie helps explain why Turkey and Japan are such good friends
Interview: Chinese director Pengfei on “The Taste of Rice Flower”
Review: Menashe (United States, 2017)
Review: The Taste of Rice Flower (China, 2017)
Trailer: Feng Xiaogang’s latest movie “Youth” premieres Sep 30, 2017
Review: Servant of the People 2 (Ukraine, 2016)
Review: Lowlife Love (Japan, 2016)
Interview: Wang Yu-lin on Taiwanese aborigines and gender identity in “Alifu, The Prince/ss”