December 6, 2023

Setting sun behind barbed wire

Beyond Utopia, the Sundance-Winning Documentary about North Korean defectors will be released in the UK on October 27th.

Are you ready to go Beyond Utopia?

Madeleine Gavin, a celebrated filmmaker who has made significant contributions to the City of Joy, is set to present her latest documentary, BEYOND UTOPIA, in UK cinemas on October 27th, 2022. This impactful film reveals the challenging journey of North Korean defectors who risk their lives to escape oppression, captured through hidden camera footage. It’s a must-watch for anyone concerned about this critical issue. It’s a must-see for anyone interested in this important issue. The film premiered at Sundance earlier this year where it received the US Documentary Audience Award.



A suspenseful look at the lengths people will go to gain freedom, BEYOND UTOPIA follows various individuals as they attempt to flee one of the most oppressive places on Earth, a land they grew up believing was a paradise. The mother in the film desperately seeks to reunite with the child she once gave up. It also follows the journey of a family of five, including young children and an elderly grandmother, as they venture into the perilous mountains beyond their border. Additionally, a man of faith joins them on their mission to aid these individuals in their time of need.

Gripping, visceral, and urgent, BEYOND UTOPIA embeds the viewer. With these family members as they attempt their perilous escape, palpably conveying life-or-death stakes.

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Check out what critics are calling “An astonishing real-life geopolitical thriller” – The Hollywood Reporter. 4-stars -Beyond incredible” – Deadline. And “Enthralling… an extraordinary vision” – Harper’s Bazaar when BEYOND UTOPIA opens in UK cinemas from 27th October 2023.

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