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90 Seconds in North Korea

(Croatian Premiere) Synopsis:

How do you make a film about the rhythms of everyday life in North Korea, when you know that anyone who talks to you wouldn’t last long? How do you shoot a documentary when you know that filming is not allowed? In 90 Seconds in North Korea, Ranko Paukovic filmed in slow motion, shooting secretly in 2-second intervals on a hi-speed camera that everyone else around him believed was an ordinary tourist stills camera. Each 2-second fragment created 20 seconds of slow motion footage. The result is a dreamlike yet breathtakingly normal montage of everyday street, road and beach life in a state that strictly controls what outsiders are allowed to see. A child plays with a toy car in the park, adults enjoy a game of cards in the park’s picnic area; trucks drive along an empty road, the rays of the setting sun lend warmth to lush countryside, and a shower of rain falls on the streets of Pyongyang…

Ranko Pauković studied film at the Academy of Dramatic Art in his hometown of Zagreb, Croatia. He moved to The Netherlands and worked as a sound editor with prominent Dutch directors. In 1993 he set up his own sound studio, Editson, specialising in sound design, sound editing and film mixing for...
Festivals where it was shown:
  • 2018. - Sheffield Doc/Fest (Sheffield, Great Britain)
  • 2018. - FIDMarseille (Marseille, France)
  • 2018. - 24th Sarajevo Film Festival (Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina)
  • 2018. - Filmes Do Homem (Melgaço, Portugal)
  • 2018. - Wiz-Art (Lviv, Ukraine)
  • 2018. - CROATIAN PREMIERE (16th LFF, Opatija, Croatia)