Mrs.B, a North Korean Woman

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    Mrs.B, a North Korean Woman

    Madame B, histoire d’une Nord-Coréenne

    Directed by

    France, South Korea


    71 min

    • Chinese
    • Korean


    Jeonju IFF

    Mrs. B. worked in a weapons factory in North Korea. Ten years ago, she left her village for China. She intended to work there for a few months then go back home to her husband and their two sons. But she was sold by traffickers to Jin, a poor Chinese peasant. She has become a smuggler herself and she plans to reunite with her two sons who are now living in South Korea. Arrested by the police while crossing illegally the Thai border, she is transferred to the South Korean immigration service. Mrs B is now living in Seoul with her two sons. But to finally start a new life with her sons, Mrs. B. has to fight for justice. She has been accused of spying and trafficking by National Intelligence Service. A new battle begins for her.


    • Best International Documentary - Zurich FF



    Jero Yun
    Jero Yun
    Tawan Arun
    Nadia Ben Rachid
    Pauline Casalis
    Sophie Pouleau
    Jean-Marie Lengellé
    Mathieu Regnault


    Yun has delivered a powerful (...) depiction of displaced individuals.

    Clarence Tsui, The Hollywood Reporter

    Jéro Yun

    Jéro Yun

    South Korea

    It is my intention, however, to give great importance to a "physical" feeling.

    Born in Busan, Jéro Yun studied Art and Cinema in France. After his short film, PROMISE (2011), won Grand Prize at the Asiana International Short Film Festival 2011, he produced and directed several more short films. Two of his movies were selected at Cannes Film Festival 2016; MRS. B, A NORTH KOREAN WOMAN (2016) in the ACID, and HITCHHIKER (2016) in Directors′ Fortnight. That same year, he won Best Documentary at both the Moscow International Film Festival 2016 and Zurich Film Festival 2016 with MRS. B, A NORTH KOREAN WOMAN (2016). His feature film documentary, LETTERS (2017), co-directed with Marte Vold, and co-produced with Norwegian production company Mer Film, was in competition at Busan International Film Festival 2017, Göteborg Film Festival 2018, and CPH:DOX Film Festival 2018. He has just finished feature film, BEAUTIFUL DAYS (2018), starring famous actress Lee Na-young, to be released in Korea this year and produced by Peppermint&company; production company of THE WITCH (Park Hoon-jung, 2018), V.I.P (Park Hoon-jung, 2017), and I SAW THE DEVIL (Kim Jee-woon, 2010).

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