Myself in the Distant Future
|Myself in the Distant Future|
|Chosŏn'gŭl||먼 후날의 나의 모습|
|Hancha||먼 後날의 나의 모습|
|McCune–Reischauer||Mŏn hunalŭi naŭi mosŭp|
|Revised Romanization||Meon hunareui naeui moseub|
|Directed by||Jang In-hak|
|Written by||Yui Ung-jong|
|Running time||107 minutes|
Myself in the Distant Future is a 1997 North Korean film directed by Jang In-hak.
A young man falls in love with the leader of a shock brigade of plasterers who are working to modernize their home village. He attempts to win her heart and take her back to Pyongyang by becoming a model worker, but she chooses to continue her plastering.
The film's central theme is that a person should be happy and content in the place of their birth, regardless of conditions, and supports the willingness of the North Korean government to restrict migration from the countryside into the cities. Another theme within the film is for people to "eat potatoes, not rice", which reinforces an official government campaign encouraging the consumption of potatoes. Despite being filmed during the North Korean famine, Myself in the Distant Future depicts a country blessed with a plentiful supply of food.
Myself in the Distant Future was screened at the 6th Pyongyang International Film Festival in 1998, where it was awarded both the Golden Torch and Acting prizes. In 2000 it was one of eight North Korean films played at the Udine Festival of Far East Film, where it was regarded by Richard James Havis of Asiaweek as being "one of the more obvious propaganda movies".
- Myself in the Distant Future at the Internet Movie Database
- Film International - Permanent State of War: A Short History of North Korean Cinema
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