After an impulsive travel decision to visit friends, Freddie Benoit, 25, returns to South Korea for the first time, the country she was born in before being adopted by a French couple. When she decides to track down her biological parents, her journey takes a surprising turn. Cambodian-French director Davy Chou was nominated for Best Director at the Asian Film Awards for his film about identity, dislocation and longing. A NYT Critic’s Pick.
“Return to Seoul is a startling and uneasy wonder, a film that feels like a beautiful sketch of a tornado headed directly toward your house.” — Amy Nicholson, The New York TImes
“A funny, melancholy, music-laced film that surprised me from start to finish.” — John Powers, NPR
Park Ji-min, Oh Kwang-rok, Guka Han
English, French, Korean