Inspired by her childhood, French-Korean filmmaker Ounie Lecomte recounts the emotional journey of a little girl abandoned by her father in an orphanage. 1975. It’s early autumn, somewhere in a small town in South Korea. Jin Hee is 9. She sets off on a journey. She doesn’t know where she is going. But she has to follow. She has to obey. Somewhere near Seoul, her father entrusts her to an orphanage for girls run by Catholic nuns in the hope that she will be adopted. Jin Hee resists. She cannot believe that this father whom she loves so much has abandoned her. She tries to make him come back. She attempts to run away. In vain, she finally accepts her fate, forced to hope and wait for her possible adoption.
Also known as: 여행자 ; Yeohaengja , Travelers , une vie toute neuve