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 like a shadow, gradually fading in the memory of her loved ones.
South Korea /2019
Seung-Jun Yi, Mika Mattila, Hyuck-Ji Park, Hyo-Bong Jang
Gary Byung-Seok Kam / Bluebird Pictures
DMZ International Documentary FF: Best National Documentary
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