Czech Republic / Russia / Germany / North Korea / Latvia, 2015, 106mn 
V luchakh solntsa
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В лучах солнца


 Under the Sun

 Sous les rayons du soleil

Directed by : Vitali MANSKY (Виталий МАНСКИЙ)
Writing credits : Vitali MANSKY (Виталий МАНСКИЙ)
Cinematography : Aleksandra IVANOVA (Александра ИВАНОВА)
Sites : Allociné,

Awards :
Event of the Year Annual award of the Guild of Historians of Cinema and Film Critics, Moscow (Russia), 2017
Best documentary "NIKA" Prizes, Moscow (Russia), 2017

Plot synopsis
North Korean girl Zin-mi is getting ready to celebrate the anniversary of supreme leader Kim Jong Il. Acclaimed Russian filmmaker Vitaly Mansky obtains permission to film her entire family, but only according to a carefully prepared script, so as not to disrupt the image of a happy life. However, the film turns out in complete contradiction to the propaganda. The filmmakers let the camera run as the scenes were being pre-arranged by the North Korean "directors". Or they focused the camera at small, telling details that/* the masters of manipulation let slip. Shots that should never have happened were artfully inserted into the story of a seemingly happy life in a modern-day Potemkin village.

Sous les rayons du soleil (В лучах солнца) [2015, de Vitali Manski] Les coulisses poisseuses de la Corée du Nord, Emmanuel GRYNSZPAN,, 2016
Sous les rayons du soleil, un film documentaire du Russe Vitaly Manski, Muriel POMPONNE,, 2016
Vitalii Manskii: Under the Sun (V luchakh solntsa, Russia, DPRK, Germany, Czech Republic, Latvia, 2015), Jeremy HICKS, Kinokultura, 2016

Selected in the following festivals :
- Montreal International Documentary Festival : RIDM, Montreal (Canada), 2021
- International Art Documentary Film Festival "Artdocfest", Moscow (Russia), 2017
- "NIKA" Prizes, Moscow (Russia), 2017
- Annual award of the Guild of Historians of Cinema and Film Critics, Moscow (Russia), 2017
- Hot Docs. Canadian International Documentary Festival, Toronto (Canada), 2016
- Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, Karlovy Vary (Czech Republic), 2016
- "Jeden Svët" International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival One World, Prague (Czech Republic), 2016
- Europe around Europe, Paris (France), 2016
- Nyon International Documentary Film Festival "Visions du réel", Nyon (Switzerland), 2016
- Istanbul International Film Festival, Istanbul (Turkey), 2016
- Edinburgh International Film Festival, Edinburgh (United Kingdom), 2016
- Seattle International Film Festival : SIFF, Seattle (USA), 2016
- San Francisco International Film Festival, San Francisco (USA), 2016
- International Leipzig Festival for documentary and animated film, Leipzig (Germany), 2015