Shadow Flowers at the IDFA Film Festival 2019

The documentary Shadow Flowers tells the story of a North Korean housewife, Ryun-hee Kim, who involuntarily becomes a South Korean citizen. Duped by a Chinese broker, she travels to South Korea to earn money. She soon learns that returning home to the "enemy" country is hardly a possibility. She is forced to settle and become a citizen of the South. Without a passport, her hands are tied. Over seven years, she grows more anxious and finds her family’s absence gradually unbearable. The days beco...

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