CH-08. I Am Sun Mu

China/South Korea/ US, 87 min. , Feature Documentary, Korean

The world-renowned artist at the center of this spirited expos?ever shows his face to the camera. Appearing blurred, the pseudonymous Sun Mu has good reason to hide his identity, as Adam Sj?g?s film makes bracingly clear. Nerves are high for Sun Mu and his South Korean wife as preparations get under way for his solo show of popart paintings of North Korean leaders at the Yuan Art Museum in Beijing. Recognizing the danger that everyone involved faces, museum curator Liang Kegang speaks openly about the many North Korean spies lurking in the Wangjing district. The bizarre and disturbing scene that unfolds around the museum almost matches the tone of Sun Mu?s art with its blithe surface and undertone of menace.

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