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A State of Mind

Until the end of September

Hypertheque Nada, Kangbyon CGV

Directed by British filmmaker Daniel Gordon, the 2004 documentary tells a story of two female North Korean gymnasts who dedicate themselves to the Mass Games. Gordon, the first foreigner to shoot a documentary in Pyongyang, sheds light on the lives of ordinary people in North Korea through the two gymnasts, apart from any political stance. In the documentary filmed in the secretive communist nation for about six months, 13-year-old Park Hyon-sun and 11-year-old Kim Song-yon practice their skills for honoring their "Dear Leader" Kim Jong-il, but lead ordinary lives like others in other countries. Along with "A State of Mind", the director's first documentary on North Korea will be also be shown at theaters for the first time. "The Game of Their Lives" in 2001 is a story about the big breakthrough of the North Korean national football team in the 1966 World Cup football competition. The two documentary films are shown at Hypertheque Nada near from Taehangno Subway Station and Kangbyong CGV near from Kangbyon Subway Station.

A Bittersweet Life

At 11 a.m. on Saturday

Seoul Selection Bookstore

Directed by Kim Jee-woon, the film portrays the desperate and brutal revenge of Sun-woo (played by actor Lee Byung-hun) after he is expelled from his gang and comes close to being killed by his boss after he fails to complete a secret mission although he has led a satisfied life as the right-hand man of his gang's boss. As the director has showed in his previous comedy films "The Quiet Family" and "The Foul King", has a unique, morbid sense of humor which comes to life ibn "A Bittersweet Life". Tickets: 3,000 won. Located near Anguk Station on subway line 3. For details, call (02) 734-9539 or go to Open the link

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