Directors’ Showcase / UK premiere

Comrade Kim Goes Flying

  • Anja Daelemans, Nicholas Bonner, Kim Gwang-hun /
  • Belgium, UK, North Korea /
  • 2012 /
  • 81 mins

Han Jong-sim, Pak Chung-guk, Ri Yong-ho, Kim Son-nam, Han Kil-myong, An Chang-sun, Ri Ik-sung, Kim Un-yong / Fiction / Korean

A candy-coloured view of life and dreams in the Hermit Kingdom.

Suitable for families
This cheerful, bright confection tells the story of Kim Yong-mi, a coal miner in her twenties whose childhood dreams of flying are revived by a visit to the circus. She trains to become a trapeze artist, and despite setbacks and embarrassments she maintains her optimism and her will to succeed. The first Western-financed feature film made entirely in North Korea fills the screen with charm and idealism.

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