North Korea

North Korea Opens Film Festival

Moviegoers will have the chance to enjoy "Comrade Kim Goes Flying" and "Meet in Pyongyang", among others.


PYONGYANG, North Korea—An international film festival opens Thursday in what may seem the unlikeliest of places: North Korea.

Held every two years, the Pyongyang International Film Festival offers North Koreans their only chance to see a wide array of foreign films on the big screen – from Britain, Germany and elsewhere (but not America). And it's the only time foreigners are allowed into North Korean theaters to watch movies alongside locals.