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Mrs.B. A North Korean Woman

Director Jero YUN
Info
  • Korea, France│
  • 2016│
  • 72min│
  • DCP│
  • color│
  • Feature Film │
  • Documentary

Overview

10 years ago, Mrs. B left North Korea and went to China to make money. She was planning to work just one year and then go home but her broker sold her by force to someone in the countryside. A calm observation on a tragic life that cannot be protected.

Schedule

Code Date Time Theater Info Ticket
220 2016. 04. 30 13:30 CGV Jeonjugosa 5 HEK15GV
411 2016. 05. 02 11:00 CGV Jeonjugosa 7 HEK15GV
726 2016. 05. 05 14:30 CGV Jeonjugosa 5 HEK15

Review

A middle-aged broker for North Korean defectors live in China. She also fled North Korea and married to a Chinese farmer, living with her parents-in-law. She succeeded in taking out her husband and two sons from North Korea and sending them to the South. After leaving her Chinese husband and his parents, she comes to South Korea to help her sons settle down in the South. Working for a water purifier company, she barely gets by. She doesn’t get along with her husband and two sons. The film is not about escaping from hell to heaven, being disappointed at the capitalistic South, and criticizing the intelligence agency of South Korea. She wants to go back to China. In love and friendship, she longs to meet her Chinese husband. While watching what she goes through, viewers may be shocked with ambiguous but rich charms a documentary can give. (KIM Youngjin)

Credit

Director Jero YUN
Screenplay Jero YUN
Producer CHA Jaekeun, Guillaume De La BOULAYE
Cinematography Jero YUN, Tawan ARUN
Editor Nadia Ben RACHID, Pauline CASALIS, Sophie POULEAU, Jean-Marie LENGELLE
Music Mathieu REGNAULT
Cast Mrs.B

Director

Jero YUN

Born in Busan. Studied Art, Photography and Film at ENSA, ENSAD, LE FRESNOY in France. After directing In the Dark(2009), a medium-length film, and Red Road(2010), a short, he directed Promise(2011), a short, and received the Grand Prize at the Asiana International Short Film Festival in 2011. In 2012, he was awarded the Special Jury Prize in Cinema Planeta for the documentary Looking for North Koreans(2012). He participated in an omnibus film produced by the Taipei Film Commission and co-directed the short film The Pig with Singing Chen, a Taiwanese women director, and was invited to Directors´ Fortnight at Cannes Film Festival and Busan International Film Festival.

Trailer

(Mrs.B. A North Korean Woman) DIR. Jero YUN

10 years ago, Mrs. B left North Korea and went to China to make money. She was planning to work just one year and then go home but her broker sold her by force to someone in the countryside. A calm observation on a tragic life that cannot be protected.