Film still from Dear Pyongyang. Courtesy of Raintree.com

Film still from Dear Pyongyang. Courtesy of Raintree.com

Dear Pyongyang

  • Sat 16 Feb 2019
  • 4—6PM
  • Len Lye Centre Cinema
  • All welcome
  • Free entry tickets will be re-allocated to waiting customers five minutes after screening start time
  • Hearing loop provided for the hearing impaired
  • Wheelchair spaces available. Free entry for a companion to assist an audience member who has a disability. Companion seat is automatically allocated when a wheelchair space is booked
  • Rated exempt

By visiting North Korea many times, a woman of Korean-Japanese descent tries to understand her father's loyalty to the country.

A second generation zainichi Korean director makes inquiries about the history of her activist father and mother. Over the years she records on video visits to her three brothers and their families, who migrated from Ikuno, Osaka to Pyongyang over thirty years ago. She examines her ideological differences with her parents through the dialogue of making a film, and work them out, sincerely but with humor as well.

KOR/JP, 2015, 107 min; Dir. Yonghi Yang (Japanese and Korean with English subtitles)

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