SHADOW FLOWERS

By Seung-Jun YI

TASKOVSKI FILMS - as SALES All rights, World

Documentary - Completed 2019

A North Korean woman struggles to go back to her family in Pyongyang, North Korea, but the political absurdity hinders her journey back to her loved ones.

Festivals
& Awards

Thessaloniki Documentary Festival (online) 2021
Doc Market Films
    • Year of production
    • 2019
    • Genres
    • Documentary, Social issues
    • Countries
    • KOREA (South)
    • Languages
    • KOREAN
    • Duration
    • 109 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Seung-Jun YI
    • Producer(s)
    • Gary BYUNG-SEOK KAM (Bluebird Pictures)
    • Synopsis
    • Ryun-hee Kim, a North Korean housewife, was forced to come to South Korea and became its citizen against her will. She tried to smuggle herself out and even sought political asylum at the Vietnamese Embassy but all in vain. As her seven years of struggle to go back to her family in North Korea continues, the political absurdity hinders her journey back to her loved ones. The life of her family in the North goes on in emptiness, and she fears that she might become someone, like a shadow, who exists only in the fading memory of her family.