The movie poster for “Souls Protest”
“Dear Leader” Kim Jong-Il has already been outed as an avid film buff, but does the rest of the country share his passion? With the first Shanghai show of hand-painted North Korean movie posters and film art, Southern Barbarian offers a look at how movies are marketed to the people in the hermit nation.
It might be one of the best ways to gain a little insight into the mysterious culture as they’ll also be showing a movie on women whose job is to be human traffic lights… AND there will be free beer.
Some of the movie posters include one for The Nation and Destiny, a 88-hour long “multi-part film” that was ten years in the making, (you could probably use runpee.com if you’re planning on seeing that one), and for Souls Protest, a film about the “Korean Titanic.” Southern Barbarian is also bringing in North Korean film expert Nancy Pelligrini to answer any questions you might have about the country’s cinema.
When: Sunday, June 20th, 3-6pm
Where: Southern Barbarian 2F Area E, 56 Maoming Nanlu near Jinxian Lu