When is a life decision considered a choice, rather than giving up? Hye Won (Kim Tae Ri) left her home in the countryside to go to the big city and make something of herself. But when she can’t land a job as a teacher and also strikes out with a relationship, she decides to forget her big-city dreams and return to her rural hometown. While reconnecting with her friends, Jae Ha (Ryu Jun Yeol) and Eun Sook (Jin Ki Joo), Hye Won also finds little joys in food and the beauty of living in close harmony with nature. Can her happiness be measured using a different standard? “Little Forest” is a 2018 South Korean film directed by Yim Soon Rye. It is based on the popular manga series by the same title written and illustrated by Daisuke Igarashi.