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THE LOVERS AND THE DESPOT

From the royal palace in Pyongyang comes a story so bizarre it could only be true. Acclaimed filmmaker Shin Sang-ok and glamorous actress Choi Eun-hee were the hottest couple of ‘70s South Korea—but only after their romance was over did their collaborations receive unlimited resources. The catch? Both were kidnapped by their biggest fan: North Korean dictator Kim Jong-il. Enduring torture and imprisonment, their love is rekindled and they realize escape is only possible through filmmaking.

The Art of Cartography

Sea monsters, invented islands, and uncharted lands - discover the unexpected beauty of maps and atlases from the 16th to the 19th century. The Art of Cartography features world maps, atlases, sea charts, celestial maps, city plans and other cartographic curiosities from Toronto Public Library's Special Collections.

FREE

Guided tours every Tuesday at 2 p.m. PLUS - Join us for fascinating talks on miniature maps and the art of map-making today. 

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