(THIS ARTICLE IS ONLY MACHINE TRANSLATED by Google from Norwegian)
The Norwegian director Tommy Gulliksen
is the latest film director to have had to deal with North Korea's strict
monitoring of visitors when he made the recordings War of Art in the country
capital, Pyongyang. The film documents North Korea's first international
art symposium, DMZ Academy. Seven artists with a design language that does not
recognized as legitimate art in North Korea – from abstract painting to
experimental noise – was invited to this very closed country to share
their works with local artists. The project reveals just as much through its
mistakes as through their successes, but Gulliksen's approach is far more
impartial and less provocative than Vitaly Mansky's high profile Under the sun. (It
Ukrainian director was engaged to make a film about a North Korean
ideal family, but set in motion a diplomatic riot by smuggling out
unauthorized recordings that instead showed North Korea's iron grip on the population
and the reach of the state propaganda machine.)
It benefits the movie that War of Art Right from the start, it is addressing the controversial side of working with the totalitarian regime in this country, which has a very bad reputation when it comes to human rights.
for the program is the Norwegian artist Morten Traavik, who has already been in
North Korea a dozen times, or. . .
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