Korean Film (North Korea)

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North Korea's principal producer of feature films is theKorean Film Studio, a state-run studio of about 10 million square feet (930,000 m²) founded in 1947 and located outside ofPyongyang. It has been said that the studio produced about 40 films a year (almost 4 films a month).

1st Logo

Korean Film (1957)Flower Girl (1972)On the green carpet (2001)Center for Forward (1978)Hong Gil Dong (1986)Urban girl comes to get married (1993)
Korean Film/Mosfilm (1985)

Logo: On a sky background with some clouds below, we see a drawing of the Paektu Mountain on the top left corner. Peaking out of the clouds is the Chollima Statue (located in Pyongyang) making a turn of about 60 degrees (like the logo of Mosfilm),and we see 조 선 화 인 appearing below the statue.

Variant: On the North Korean release of Eternal Comrades, a Soviet-North Korean film produced by Korean Film and Mosfilm, a special variant was created. On a background which is Mosfilm's red sky and Korean Film's blue sky combined, the Paektu Mountain and Spasskaya Tower can be seen, as well as both the Chollima Statue and the Worker and Kolhoz Woman monument on the sides of the screen. Both of the company names are shown. The Russian release of the film had a completely different variant that can be seen here.

Trivia: Both the Chollima Statue and the Paektu Mountain are very important in North Korea because of its legends.

FX/SFX: The statue doing the turn and the text appearing.

Music/Sounds: The opening theme of the movie.

Availability: Common in North Korea/DPRK. The logo is apparently still in use today, and plenty of films have it, such as Flower Girl, Urban girl goes to get married, and so on.

Editor's Note: None.

2nd Logo
Korean FilmKorean FilmKorean Film
Korean Film (1990)Korean Film

Logo: The same as before, only this time it has a sunset background and a different statue depicting three soldiers. The mountain drawing is also slightly different.

FX/SFX: Same as the previous logo.

Music/Sounds: Once again, the opening theme.

Availability: Again, it is still used today, and in tandem with the previous logo. You can find it on Traffic Controllers on Crossroads, Wolmi Island, Order No. 7, and a few more.

Editor's Note: None.