- Japan Premiere
MRS. B, A NORTH KOREAN WOMAN
Director: YUN Jero
2016｜France, Korea｜72min｜Language: Korean, Chinese｜Subtitles: Japanese, English
|3/7 (Tue)||21:15||Cine Libre Umeda 3|
|3/12 (Sun)||13:00||Cine Libre Umeda 4||◎|
“Mrs. B., A North Korean Woman” focusses on the titular Mrs. B (full name never given), a woman who escaped North Korea and was sold into a marriage with the son of a Chinese farming family. A born survivor, when we meet her she is far from being a victim. She has found a place called home with her in-laws and she has become a people-smuggler, helping other people, including her two sons and first husband, escape across the border from North Korea to China and then South Korea. She even exploits some for money. This documentary was shot over the course of three years and during that time, audiences will see her make her way to South Korea and transform again from confident woman to homesick and disillusioned as she reunites with her family and gets a job but faces scrutiny from intelligence agents and her old family.
Audiences will find this film a fascinating and surprising portrait of a tough woman who defies expectations and isn’t afraid to present an unvarnished side of herself to the camera.
- Distributor in Japan