Kino Lorber has acquired North American distribution rights to Soon-Mi Yoo’s acclaimed documentary “Songs From The North.” The movie won the Golden Leopard for Best First Feature at the 2014 Locarno Film Festival.
“‘Songs from the North’ is a hauntingly beautiful film that opens the eyes and mind to the deeper complexity of a culture that is most often the butt of political jokes,” said Kino Lorber CEO Richard Lorber. “In turns bizarre and breathtaking, Soon-Mi’s work of intense observation with scant narrative proves the power of pure cinema to reveal unexpected truths. It will be a prized addition to our unique collection of films about the unknown North Korea.”
Kino Lorber will open the film on September 18 at New York’s Anthology Film Archives. More select release dates will follow around the country, followed by a VOD and home media release in early 2016.