Cincinnati World Cinema's final screening of The Red Chapel occurs tonight at 7:30 p.m. For the uninitiated, Chapel is an odd documentary about a Danish filmmaker and a pair of young Danish-Korean “comedians” who travel to North Korea to get back in touch with their homeland and to perform for an audience that includes various dignitaries. —-
The film seems to be a number of things at once: a sometimes intriguing look at North Korean culture under Kim Jong-Il; a Borat-esque stunt-doc that leaves everyone involved uncomfortable; and a wholly confounding endeavor whose true intent is never entirely clear. Director Mads Brgger's narration channels Werner Herzog in both the tenor of his voice and the often poetic words he employs. But don't be confused: Brgger is no Herzog. The screening takes place at the Carnegie Arts Center (1028 Scott Blvd., Covington). Tickets are $12 at door. For more information, call 513-781-8151 or head to www.cincyworldcinema.org.
Here's the trailer: