Gi and Il-sun live behind North Korea's iron curtain, under the watchful eye of Dear Leader. As orphans, growing up on a diet of thin soup and propaganda, life is a struggle against hunger and fear. But tender Gi and headstrong Il-sun find consolation in each other, and their unlikely friendship grows as deep as the bond between sisters. Everything will change when a man comes into their lives. As Gi and Il-sun are taken from their jobs in a clothing factory, and spirited across the border to the South, they begin a journey that will test the strength of their friendship, and their entire understanding of the world. Heart-wrenching, redemptive and beautifully written, ALL WOMAN AND SPRINGTIME is an unforgettable portrait of the most mysterious country on earth, and of a young woman who loses everything but refuses to be destroyed.