Writer/director Chang-dong Lee’s, Secret Sunshine, centers on Shin-ae, a single mom who struggles with parenthood, mourning, faith, and emotional survival in this harrowing drama.

Check out the trailer for this internationally acclaimed South Korean film courtesy of IFC:

Synopsis: Lee Chang-dong’s riveting, critically lauded drama is a beautifully rendered exploration of motherhood, grief, faith, and emotional survival. Cannes Best Actress Award-winner Jeon Do-yeon plays Shin-ae, a single mother who relocates to her husband’s hometown Miryang (“Secret Sunshine”) for a new start his sudden passing. Attempting to make a new life there for her young son is a challenge, and she manages to befriend only a bumbling repair man with dubious intentions. When tragedy strikes again, Shin-ae undergoes an emotionally shattering journey that pits her against everything she’s known about humanity, love, forgiveness, and God.

Secret Sunshine will open December 24, but is On Demand now.

Will you seek out Secret Sunshine?

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