I AM SUN MU
2015, 86 min, Dir: Adam Sjöberg

“No boundaries” are the watchwords for painter Sun Mu, a former North Korean propaganda artist who defected to the south in the 1990s, and the focus of this striking documentary. Now employing the Socialist Realist style for satirical purposes, Sun Mu targets the repressive regime of Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un – a potentially dangerous subject as he prepares for a solo exhibition in China. “The film is evidence of his courage as well as the limits to his hard-won freedom, and sheds a sharp light on the lengths to which tyranny will go in order to maintain its monolithic façade.” - Sheri Linden, The Hollywood Reporter. In Korean, Chinese and English with English subtitles.


FANTASTIC MR. FOX
2009, 20th Century Fox, 87 min, Dir: Wes Anderson

Director Wes Anderson's first animated film is an adaptation of Roald Dahl's classic children's book. Mr. and Mrs. Fox (voiced by George Clooney and Meryl Streep) live an idyllic home life with son Ash (Jason Schwartzman), but the bucolic existence proves too much for Mr. Fox. When he slips back into his old ways as a sneaky chicken thief, he ends up endangering the whole animal community.


PINOCCHIO
1940, Disney, 88 min, USA, Dir: Hamilton Luske, Ben Sharpsteen

Walt Disney’s follow-up to SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS represented a quantum leap in animation technique, and is seen by some as the studio’s summit achievement. When woodworker Geppetto longs for a son, his puppet Pinocchio is magically brought to life. Pinocchio must prove himself “brave, truthful and unselfish” to become a real boy, but he faces temptation at every turn, despite the advice of surrogate conscience Jiminy Cricket. Oscar winner for Best Original Score and Song (the immortal “When You Wish Upon a Star”).


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