Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires
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A Bellflower

Exhortations to put the common good above personal ambition are a recurrent theme of North Korean society guided by the Juche principle of self-reliance. In A Bellflower, a man crosses the mountains to return to his old home after many years away, full of regret for his youthful decision to follow a wandering indulgent life whilst his lover stayed...

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Thursday 16 - 16:40 h
El Cultural San Martín Room: 1
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Monday 20 - 12:20 h
Village Recoleta Room: 8
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Section: Cine Norcoreano
Director: Jo Kyun-soon

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A Schoolgirl’s Diary

The schoolgirl of the title, Su-ryeon, could be regarded as the present day embodiment of The Flower Girl. She lives a life with modest comforts amongst loving family and receives a good education. But she resents her frequently absent father, who works as a research scientist, and also resents her mother’s uncritical devotion to him. Having...

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Friday 17 - 15:45 h
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Wendsday 22 - 13 h
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Section: Cine Norcoreano
Director: Jang In-hak

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Tale of Chun Hyang

No different to most other societies, Korea was once governed by princes and kings, and its defined aristocratic class structures forms the basis for Tale of Chun Hyang. The film is an adaptation of a traditional Korean tale of the impossible love between a beautiful young woman born of a nobleman and his kisaeng (Korean concubine) and a young aris...

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Thursday 16 - 13:30 h
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Friday 24 - 13:00 h
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Section: Cine Norcoreano
Directors: Yu Won-jun Yun Ryong-gyu

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The Flower Girl

Often regarded as the North Korean Gone with the Wind, The Flower Girl is the filmed adaptation of an opera written by the “Great Leader” Kim Il Sung. Typical of a cinema that seeks to celebrate revolutionary ideals, the film depicts a Korea under imperial Japanese rule where servants are little more than chattels of their employers. Th...

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Friday 17 - 13 h
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Wendsday 22 - 15:30 h
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Section: Cine Norcoreano
Directors: Pak Hak Choe Ik-kyu

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