North Korea’s late leader Kim Jong il was known for his love of films – among other things.
He even kidnapped one of South Korea’s most famous directors to help establish a film industry.
So it’s perhaps no surprise that part of his legacy is a film festival, which has been held every two years since 1987. But critics say the event is being used as a propaganda to mask North Korea’s brutal dictatorship.
This year it’s being studied closely for signs of change under the new leadership of Kim Jong-un.
Al Jazeera’s Harry Fawcett reports.