The story is set in Kando (the northeast part of Manchuria) in the 1930s, when open warfare took place between the Japanese occupation forces, Communist fighters, and Chinese bandits. The story is about an unnamed mother of a family. Her husband gets killed in the crossfire and her son runs away with the Communists. The mother struggles to find her son and later joins a smuggler group, carrying heavy loads of salt across the snowy forests. Throughout her journey, the mother starts to understand why her son is a Communist party activist. 



North American Premiere

Genre: Drama

Country: North Korea

Year: 1985

Duration: 92 minutes

Director:  Sang-ok Shin

Language(s):  Korean

Subtitles: English subtitles 

Principal Cast:  Eun-hie Choi

Dates & Times: November 1, 2017 7:00 PM

Plays In:  ArcLight Cinemas - Culver City

Eventbrite - Asian World Film Festival - SALT - North Korea