Directed by Christina Yoon
Produced by Jungyoon Kim, Grace Merriman
United States, Korea | English, Korean | 18' | Fiction
Leah, a Korean adoptee raised in America, returns to Korea to search for her birth mother. Leah is met with secrecy from the adoption agency as well as her own family but remains relentless on her solo journey, driven by her longing to discover the truth of her origins.
When Leah, a Korean adoptee raised in America, returns to her birthland to find her mother, she finds a complicated history of secrets that forever altered her future. This layered film, sumptuously photographed, demonstrates cinema’s power to take us into the heart of the human experience. Director Christina Yoon expertly weaves a story that probes our deep need to be seen by and connected to others, and the great lengths we take to find belonging. — Vincent DeLuca, Programmer