Propaganda is one of the least universal modes of communication, and one almost feels a tiny sympathy for the North Korean authorities naive enough to think veteran Russian documentarian Vitaly Mansky would tow the designated party line with “Under the Sun.” But instead, the invited guest filmmaker ruthlessly mocks and undermines their intentions by simply revealing the heavily scripted artifice imposed upon this supposed look at average (but exemplary!) family life in Pyongyang. 783 more words
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As if poverty weren’t a challenging enough phenomenon unto itself, time has revealed that good intentions by outsiders can in many cases make the problem worse — a cruel irony that serves as the basis of Michael Matheson Miller’s “Poverty Inc.,” an easy-to-understand docu-essay with a tough-to-accept message, especially as it implies that some aid organizations may actually be cashing in on their concern. 793 more words
Polish director Jerzy Sladkowski won the VPRO IDFA Award for best feature-length documentary (€12,500) for his film “Don Juan.” Described by the festival programmers as raising questions “about the distinction between introversion and autism,” the Swedish-Finnish co-production offers a seriocomic portrait of a 22-year-old student and his mother’s attempts, via therapy and psychiatry, to cure him of his slacker tendencies. 280 more words
Submarine Entertainment and distribution company NonStop Entertainment have joined forces to launch NonStop Submarine, a Scandi-based documentary label.
NonStop Submarine will distribute between 10 and 15 titles a year theatrically and across all digital, DVD, TV and streaming platforms in Scandinavia and the Baltics, including Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Holland, Luxembourg, Netherlands. 246 more words