Distributor:  Icarus Films
Length:  71 minutes
Date:  2017
Genre:  Expository
Language:  English; Korean / English subtitles
Color/BW:  Color
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Mrs. B., A North Korean Woman

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Attempting to escape North Korea, Mrs. B. is sold by smugglers to a Chinese farmer. She becomes a smuggler herself and struggles to reunite with her sons, but the secret service gets involved...

Mrs. B., A North Korean Woman

Mrs. B. works in a weapons factory in North Korea. Ten years ago, she left her village for China, intending to work there for a few months before returning home to her husband and their two sons. But she was sold by traffickers to Jin, a poor Chinese peasant.

'Reveals sentiments very much out of sync with the mainstream representations of North Korea, its people and its relationship with its neighbors ... Powerful.' - The Hollywood Reporter


Awards

** Winner, Best Documentary Film, 2016 Moscow International Film Festival
** Golden Eye, Best International Documentary Film, 2016 Zurich Film Festival
** 2016 Jeonju International Film Festival
** 2016 Cannes' ACID sidebar
** 2016 International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA)

Citation

Main credits

Yun, Jero (filmmaker)
Yun, Jero (cinematographer)
La Boulaye, Guillaume de (film producer)
Cha, Jae-keun (film producer)

Other credits

Musique originale, Mathieu Regnault; caméra et son, Jero Yun, Tawan Arun; montage, Nadia Ben Rachid [and 3 others].


Distributor credits

A film by Jero Yun

Docuseek2 subjects

Asia
China
Geography
Human Rights
Migration
Korea
Women's Studies
Asian Studies

Distributor subjects

Asia
Asian Studies
China
Geography
Human Rights
Migration
North Korea
South Korea
Women's Studies

Keywords

; "Mrs. B., A North Korean Woman"; Icarus Films; North Korea; Asia; China; exile; poverty; women's rights; abuse; human trafficking; South Korea; Seoul;

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