Experimental Documentary film
The film is estimated to be finished in the spring 2017.
The Fantastic is a film about imagination and movies. Former North Korean interviewees are telling about the smuggled foreign fiction films they watched while still living in their former homeland. These fictional films were the main source of information about the unknown outside world.
“In the world […] there occurs and event which cannot be explained by the laws of this same familiar world. The person who experiences the event must opt for one of two possible solutions: either he is the victim of an illusion of senses of a product of the imagination – and laws of the world then remain what they are. Or else the event has indeed taken place, it is an integral part of reality – but then this reality is controlled by laws unknown to us. The fantastic occupies the duration of this uncertainty.”
Tzvetan Todorov: The Fantastic, a structural approach to a literary genre, 1970.