In this compelling drama from writer-director Albert Shin, a wealthy woman from Seoul seeks to secretly adopt the unborn child of a troubled teenager from a desolate farm in the South Korean countryside. As the teenager’s pregnancy progresses, their business transaction becomes something that is far more complicated than they first expected.
Set against the misty South Korean countryside, the film treats its three subjects with equal affection, and Shin delivers an honest, powerful drama that packs an enormous emotional punch.
"Albert Shin is one to watch. A gripping film on isolation and desperation played out between urban and rural families in South Korea." —Krista
Pearl Ball-Harding, Albert Shin
Igor Drljaca, Albert Shin, Hyun Chan Yoon
Ji-hye Ahn, Hae-yeon Kil, Kyung-Ik Kim, Da-Kyung Yoon
In Her Place is filmed and set in part in Ontario and Korea. Albert Shin is from Ontario.