When high-schooler Sae-bom (KIM So-hye) finds a mysterious letter written to her mother, she does not foresee the unraveling of an age-old secret carefully guarded by her mother Yoon-hee (KIM Hee-ae) whose unfortunate circumstances have put her through a life of silence and dutifulness, an expected role of a Korean woman. In an effort to cheer up her recently divorced mother, Sae-bom concocted a plan to take Yoon-hee on a trip to Otaru, a quiet and snowy town in the north of Japan, bringing her closer to the sender of the letter.
Subtle yet poignant, director LIM Dae-hyung mesmerises the audience with this tender story of relationships and love which transcends conventional boundaries.
LIM Dae-hyung (1986) is a South Korean director whose second feature film Moonlit Winter (2019) premiered as the closing film at the 24th Busan International Film Festival (BIFF). His first feature-length film Merry Christmas Mr. Mo (2016) won several awards, including Best New Director at the Busan Film Critics Awards.