Shadow Flowers. 2019. South Korea. Directed by Seung-Jun Yi. North American premiere. Courtesy Taskovski Films. In Korean; English subtitles
Turning conventional (Western) wisdom on its head, this surprising documentary by Academy Award nominee Seung-jun Yi follows a North Korean woman who unwittingly ended up in South Korea in 2011 and has agonized for the past eight years in seeking permission to return to her beloved homeland and family.