Filmhuis Den Haag zaal 4
Filmhuis Den Haag zaal 2
Theater aan het Spui 2, The Hague
Festival year: 2011
The award-winning Korean-French co-production Dooman River gives an insight into the daily life of a Chinese community along the Dooman river. Twelve-year-old Chang-ho becomes friend with a North-Korean boy of the same age who regularly crosses the river to get food in China for his mute sister.The Chinese authorities claim that more than 400,000 North Koreans in pursuit of happiness have already crossed the river, which is frozen most of the year. Weak ice and heavily armed soldiers patrolling at the North-Korean riverbank make the crossing a highly dangerous undertaking.
France, South Korea, China 2010, 89 min.
Fiction, Video, C
Spoken language: Korean, Mandarin
Official website: http://arizonafilms.net/dooman.html
Best Film - Antalya Altin Portakal Film Festival 2010 Special mention Crystal Bear (Generation 14plus) - Berlinale 2010 Best Director - Festival de Cine Internacional de Ourense 2010 Special jury prize - Paris Cinema festival 2010 Best Film - Pune International Film Festival 2010