The Fantastic

The Fantastic
history & memory
society
experimental
Maija Blåfield
Finland
2020
30min
Korean, English
English & Hungarian Subtitles
Archive of the Planet

Can you imagine, if you had never seen a Hollywood movie, what you would think of them? What image would you have, based on these films, about a place you could never visit? In The Fantastic, North Koreans talk about secretly acquired American films which have become for them a passage to another dimension—a fantastic world coming to life in their imagination. Their image of Westerners has been formed on the basis of these videos—which has led to strange, sometimes funny, sometimes distorted assumptions about behavior and culture in the West.

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Producer: 
Maija Blåfield
Editor: 
Maija Blåfield
Camera: 
Maija Blåfield
Sound: 
Olli Huhtanen
Music: 
Tuomo Puranen
Animation: 
Olli Leppänen
Production info: 
Häivekuva
Distribution info: 
Raina Film Festival Distribution Andrew Norton andy@rainafilms.com
Awards: 
MakeDox DFF 2020 Sliced Onion Award for the Best Short Documentary
Tampere FF 2020 Main Prize in the National Competition & the Prize of the Youth Jury