World Ch. Schedule : MON to SAT 09:30, 15:30, 20:30 / SAT 12:10 KST
* Date : 2021-06-22
[71st Anniversary of the Korean War] ‘Winter Butterfly’ and ‘The Gift of Love’ are films that illustrate the reality of what’s happening inside N. Korea. The director of the two movies is a defector who crossed the inter-Korean border in 1999. Gim says his films are based on the reality laid before his two eyes during his time in N. Korea. He adds he decided to let the world know about the harsh life and how human rights are being cruelly violated in N. Korea by showing them through films. The movie ‘The Gift of Love’ has garnered a positive review and was nominated for an award at several global film festivals. The film won the best film award at the London Independent Film Award and the best female actress award at the Queens World Film Festival.
As a filmmaker, Gim says he feels obligated to reveal the uncovered stories within the reclusive state through his movies. We meet with Gim Gyu-min, whose dream is to bring the world closer to the mysteries of N. Korea through his films until the day of the reunification and make a comic action flick for people of the two Koreas enjoy in the same theater after the reunification.