The Fantastic

Blåfield Maija

The Fantastic is a film about imagination and encountering the unknown. Former North Koreans recount their experiences of watching forbidden foreign films. What did they imagine the outside world to be like, when instead of news outlets their information came from smuggled fiction films? The Fantastic isn't a film about North Korea. The film reverses the set-up where westerners are peeping in on the everyday life of the closed-off state. In this film, it is the North Koreans who direct their curiosity at the outside world. Visual effects are used in addition to the documentary footage.

Production Year
2020
Duration
00:29:59
Type
Genre
Tags
Original Title
The Fantastic
Dialogue
Yes
Sound
Yes
Cast
Maija Blåfield (Author), Maija Blåfield (Cinematographer), Tuomo Puranen (Composer), Maija Blåfield (Director), Maija Blåfield (Editor), Maija Blåfield (Script), Charlotte Forsgård (Assistant Editor), Nina Forsman (Assistant Editor), Minjin Chung (Assistant Editor), Azar Saiyar (Assistant Producer - Film), Sarrah Wilkman (Color Grading), Kone Foundation (Funder), VISEK (Funder), TAIKE (Funder), AVEK - The Promotion Centre for Audiovisual Culture (Funder), Finnish Cultural Foundation (Funder), Samuli Alapuranen (Graphic Designer), Solha Kim (Interpreter), Taedeog Ghim (Interpreter), Olli Huhtanen (Sound Design), Olli Leppänen (Visual Effects)
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Maija Blåfield is a filmmaker and artist from Helsinki, Finland. Her works lay between experimental film and documentary. She was granted the State Prize for the Media Arts in 2014 and nominated for Ars Fennica award on 2017.