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Shadow Flowers

South Korea 2019 dir. Seung-jun Yi 109 min

  • Director: Seung-jun Yi

An unusual story of Ryun-hee Kim, a housewife from North Korea, who becomes a citizen of South Korea against her will. Tricked by a Chinese broker, she comes to South Korea in search for a job. It soon becomes clear, that she cannot return to her family, who are living in the “enemy” country. With no passport, she spends seven years, fighting for the chance to go back to her home country. “Shadow Flowers” is a movie about human helplessness, longing for family and fear, that separation reduces us to exist only as fading shadows in the memories of our relatives.

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