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Songs from the North Directed by Soon-mi Yoo September 18-24 at Anthology Film Archives An essay film on that classic personal-political fault line, Soon-mi Yoo’s Songs From the North takes a searching look at the official-history pageantry of North Korea—and tries admirably, if often unsuccessfully, to make out the imprint it’s left on everyday life there. The 72-minute movie, for which the Korean-American director picked up a debut-feature prize at Locarno, is perhaps most remarkable for the...

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