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Return to Seoul

A twenty-five-year-old French woman returns to Korea, the country she was born in before being adopted by a French couple, for the very first time. She decides to track down her biological parents, but her journey takes a surprising turn. (R, 115 min.)


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After an impulsive travel decision to visit friends, Freddie, 25, returns to South Korea for the first time, where she was born before being adopted and raised in France. Freddie suddenly finds herself embarking on an unexpected journey in a country she knows so little about, taking her life in new and unexpected directions. [SPC]

Starring: Park Ji-min, Oh Kwang-rok, Guka Han
Director: Davy Chou
Languages: English, French, Korean
Genre: Drama

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"A stone-cold stunner."

— Alissa Wilkinson, Vox

"One of the best films of the year."

— Jason Bailey, The Playlist

"Return to Seoul is a powerful and quietly staggering work, and one of the most engrossing films of the year."

— Ross Bonaime, Collider

"Davy Chou’s Return to Seoul quickly blooms as a study in contrasts, sublimely juxtaposing character and culture."

— Chris Barsanti, Slant Magazine

"Davy Chou’s bittersweet comedy of a Korean adoptee searching for her biological parents is powered by a dazzling lead performance."

— David Jenkins, Little White Lies

"Few movies have ever been more perfectly in tune with their protagonists than Davy Chou’s jagged, restless, and rivetingly unpredictable Return to Seoul."

— David Ehrlich, indieWire

"Return to Seoul begins as an intimately off-the-cuff stranger-in-strange-land story and becomes a sprawling epic of personal discovery. It’s one of the best films of the year."

— Jason Bailey, The Playlist

"A staggering masterwork that reveals itself unhurriedly, one permutation at a time, Chou’s third feature is perhaps the only film this year in which every single scene and every line of dialogue within them feel absolutely indispensable. The richness in every detail, and their unexpected ramifications over time, make for a one-of-a-kind character study."

— Carlos Aguilar, Los Angeles Times