Within the framework of her exhibition, Jeu de Paume organizes a carte blanche to Taryn Simon. On this occasion, the artist will present Pulgasari a film directed by Shin Sang-Ok, shot in North Korea in 1985 and commissioned by Kim Jong-il.
Pulgasari by Shin Sang-Ok
North Korea, 1985, color, 97′
In feudal Korea, the evil King becomes aware that there is a peasant rebellion being planned in the country. He steals all the iron farming tools and cooking pots from the people so that he may make weapons to fend off the peasant army. After he returns the property to the people, an old blacksmith is imprisoned and starved to death. His last creation is a tiny figurine of a monster- Pulgasari, a Godzilla-like creature that eats iron. The blood of his daughter brings the creature to life, and fights with the poor, starving peasants to overthrow the corrupt monarchy.
Tuesday 11 April, 2,30pm. 3 euros or free admission on presentation of the exhibition ticket of the day.