Koryo Tours hosts a night of North Korean Cinema. It is a rare glimpse into this rarely shared culture.
Place: The Apartment – 3/F, 47 Yongfu Lu, near Fuxing Xi Lu永福路47号3楼, 近复兴西路
Tel: (021) 6437 9478
Date: Sunday 8th January
Time: Please arrive by 18:00, seating is limited and the first film will start at 18:30
Cost: No cover charge (Free!), and there will be happy hour pricing on drinks (2 for 1) and burgers
Here are the films that will be shown:
a long time. Starting time: 18:30
Our Flavour (2003) – A DPRK rom-com (!) about the struggles to match-make in the modern world. The film is very notable for its reasonably honest portrayal of wealth disparity in different Pyongyang families as well as addressing the dangers of foreign cultural influence on Koreans who spend too much time with tourists! Two families are brought together through romance but are their differences too much to bear? One is a worldly bunch who use their relative wealth to buy imported goods, use foreign words, and look outside for inspiration. The other family favours the Korean ‘flavour’ in everything, can they reconcile their different ways? Or can a western-influenced tour guide and a kimchi specialist never really understand each other? Starting time approx. 20:30
Simon Cockerell, General Manager of Koryo Tours will be presenting an evening of North Korean cinematic delight at The Apartment in Shanghai on Sunday January 8th. The DPRK as it is officially known has been all over the news of late so if you’ve been wondering what all the fuss is about then why not go along and experience a snippet of this fascinating country through two very different, and very interesting films as well as some short clips of North Korean TV propaganda commonly seen in the country but very rarely in the outside world.
Simon will be on hand to present the films and answer any questions about them and about the experience of visiting North Korea, and he hopes to see you there!