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First N.K.-West joint film to premier in Pyongyang

All Headlines 16:52 July 26, 2012

SEOUL, July 26 (Yonhap) -- The first film jointly produced by North Korea and Western producers will be screened for the first time at the upcoming international film festival to be held in Pyongyang in September, a news report said Thursday.

The film titled "Comrade Kim Goes Flying," will premiere at the 2012 Pyongyang International Film Festival set to be held for eight days starting Sept. 20, according to the Washington-based Radio Free Asia.

As the North's first romantic comedy feature film, the movie was produced by the communist country in partnership with Belgian producer Anja Daelemans and British-run travel agency Koryo Tours' official Nick Bonner. The film was shot in Pyongyang with North Korean cast and crew, according to the report.

The biennial festival also plans to screen feature films including "Mr. Bean," "Elizabeth: The Golden Age," and a South African movie titled "Cry, The Beloved Country," the report said, citing Koryo Tours, which runs tour programs to the North for the film fest.


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