UNDER THE SUN release info and trailer

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UNDER THE SUN will make its North American Premiere in March at the 2016 SXSW Film Festival. The film will make its North American Theatrical Premiere on July 6, 2016 at Film Forum in New York City followed by engagements across the U.S. and Canada.

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“My father says that Korea is the most beautiful country… Korea is the land of the rising sun,” says eight-year-old schoolgirl Zin-mi. Despite continuous interference by government handlers, director Vitaly Mansky still manages to document life in Pyongyang, capital city of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, in this fascinating portrait of one girl and her parents in the year that Zin-mi prepares to join the Korean Children’s Union on the ‘Day Of The Shining Star’ (Kim Jong-Il’s birthday). As the family receives instruction on how to be the ideal patriots, Mansky’s watchful camera captures details his handlers might prefer left unseen, from comrades struggling to stay awake during an official event  to Zin-mi’s tears at a particularly grueling dance lesson.

The contract for the distribution of UNDER THE SUN was signed by Heino Deckert for Deckert Distribution and Jonathan Miller for Icarus Films. Bookings are now being accepted for festivals and theaters across the U.S. and Canada.




UNDER THE SUN Trailer from Icarus Films on Vimeo.