Return to Seoul
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Director: Davy Chou Run Time: 117 min. Rating: R Release Year: 2022 Language: French
Starring: Guka Han, Heo Jin, Kim Sun-young, Oh Gwang-rok, Park Ji-min
On an impulse to reconnect with her origins, Freddie, 25, returns to South Korea for the first time, where she was born, before being adopted and raised in France. The headstrong young woman starts looking for her biological parents in a country she knows so little about, taking her life in new and unexpected directions.
Davy Chou is a Cambodian-French filmmaker. He is the grandson of Van Chann, who mysteriously disappeared in 1969. Davy Chou only discovered in his teens that his grandfather had been one of Cambodia’s leading film producers in the 1960s.
“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, New York Times
“Brilliantly muses on the impermanence of everything we know — about ourselves, about others and the world — and points to transformation as the only inevitable constant.” ~ Carlos Aguilar, New York Times