Film Series: Under the Sun

12015. Russia. Dir: Vitaly Mansky. Documentary. 110 min.


Conceived as a “time machine” back to the Stalin-led Soviet Union, this controversial doc depicts the totalitarianism of North Korea with chilling objectivity. The country’s Ministry of Culture oversaw production of the film, yet viewers can witness the artificial staging and scripting of scenes featuring an eight-year-old preparing for Kim Jong-il’s birthday celebration.

Tonight / 8 p.m. / Goldsmith Family Cinema / Free