About the Film:
Ends Thursday, September 1.
Over the course of one year, this film follows the life of an ordinary Pyongyang family whose daughter was chosen to take part in one of the famous Korean "Spartakiads". The ritualized explosions of color and joy contrast sharply with pale everyday reality, which is not particularly terrible, but rather quite surreal, like a typical life as seen "through the looking glass".
NowToronto.com says: "There's journalistic filmmaking, and then there's what Vitaly Mansky does in UNDER THE SUN: a feat of truth-telling so daring that watching it makes you feel like a co-conspirator."