BIFAN 2018: A Gallery of Science Fiction and Fantasy Art From North Korea

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While in Bucheon for this year’s Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival (BIFAN), there was a presentation that focused on the science fiction and fantasy art of North Korea, a country that I foolishly thought couldn’t have such stories. While the presentation was completely in Korean and no translators were available, I was still able to snap some photos of the art that was show in the presentation, which I found rather fascinating and wanted to share with all of you

Furthermore, it lends one to wonder what kinds of ideals North Koreans associate with the thought of space travel and mythology. Is it full of hope and wonder? Is it a way to confirm the global superiority they are indoctrinated with? Is it a show of power and strength? These questions run through my mind constantly now that I’ve seen these pieces. Perhaps one day we can know.

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  • Date: 2018-07-13T21:15:40-07:00
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N. Korean films, female directors highlight BIFAN

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