Shadow Flowers South Korea
109 min | Documentary | 2019
Gary Byung-Seok Kam
International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam
Moscow International Film Festival
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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 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.
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