DPRK FEATURE FILMS
DPRK boasts four film studios; the Pyongyang Film Studios(nicknamed ‘Cholliwood’ by foreign wags), which is the main studio for the production of feature films, the Military Film Studio, the Korean Documentary Film Studio, and SEK, the animation studio (whose work is especially well regarded and who have worked on a number of well known western animated films and series).
Pyongyang Film Studio has been churning out revolutionary epics since the founding of the country in 1948 when they wrapped their first feature 'My Home Village'. Topics covered by films produced in the country include historical dramas set in the various Korean dynasties of the past, Korean War features such as ’The Regiment Behind Enemy Lines’ and ‘Order 027’ (familiar to anyone who has flown on Air Koryo’s newest plane as it in the flight entertainment) to family dramas such as ‘An Obliging Girl’ and the Disney-esque ‘A Family Basketball Team’, melodramas such as the “Korean Titanic” ‘Soul’s Protest’ and even comedy such as the famous ‘O, Youth’
Films can be purchased from http://www.north-korea-books.com and if you want the full-screen surround-sound experience of watching a North Korean film in the heart of Pyongyang then consider a trip to the Pyongyang International Film Festival which takes place every other September,our last group to attend this met the stars of the biggest North Korean film of all time ‘Diary of a Schoolgirl’ and watched Korean films with packed-houses in two different city-centre cinemas.