Mrs. B., A North Korean Woman - Madame B, histoire d'une nord-coreenne
Mrs. B. reveals and conceals in equal measure. This documentary shows the reality of a woman who left everything behind, including her husband and two sons, to seek a better life, and who, in some ways, has known the worst. And speaking of “the worst,” Mrs. B. (whose name is never revealed) knows everything there is to know about the trafficking of North Koreans. Over a decade, she has learned the tricks of the trade herself and runs a trafficking business from her small farmhouse in northern China. She knows everything about crossing frontiers (particularly one: the icy Tumen River that separates North Korea from China, through which she brings her compatriots); but we never get to learn how she feels about it. Then, to reunite with her own Korean family, she takes a long, perilous trek through China and Thailand. North American Premiere.