South Korean director, Lee Chang-Dong's latest film is a story of faith seen through a young widow, Shin-ae who returns to her late husband's hometown with her young son. She plans to teach piano and after promising beginnings, things take a turn for the worse. Her son is kidnapped and Shin-ae faces a series of tribulations set forth by this turn of events. She must confront fundamental questions of life and faith.
The film has been receiving good reviews and actress Jeon Do-yeon's performance has been highly praised. It sounds reminiscent of Lars Von Trier's work, particularly Breaking the Waves, both in tone and approach.
Here is the trailer: (And be careful about making the jump to the YouTube page, the description gives away practically the entire story)
"Secret Sunshine" (Korean)
Herald Tribune article
Lee Chang-Dong (New York Times)
Lee Chang-Dong Wiki
Jeon Do-yeon (YesAsia)
Twitch article (source)