A film by Maria Stodtmeier
Filmed in North and South Korea, this documentary explores whether music can overcome the boundaries of a divided country. There is one figure representing the two Koreas, a figure whose life in itself forms a bridge between both worlds: Korean composer Isang Yun is one of the very few people acknowledged on both sides. The film traces the course of a life that has been interpreted in different ways, examining the worlds of North and South Korean music, taking the viewer on an exciting journey through two political systems that Isang Yun spent his life trying to reconcile.
Special Mention for Extraordinary Artistic Achievement – Golden Prague 2013
Best Documentary – Mumbai International Film Festival 2014
Official Selection at International Festival of Films on Art (FIFA) 2014
Official Selection at Festival International de Programmes Audiovisuels (FIPA) 2014
Nominated for Grimme-Preis 2015