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Return to Seoul - Expat Cinema

On a spontaneous first trip to her birth country South Korea, a 25-year-old adoptee decides to look for her biological parents. Her journey of self-discovery takes unexpected turns in this cinematic study of identities in crisis.
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Deze voorstelling maakt deel uit van Rialto Filmclub met als gastspreker deze maand Ernst-Jan Pfauth.

Return to Seoul

While on a spontaneous trip to her birth country South Korea, 25-year-old Freddie, who was adopted and raised in France, decides to look for her biological parents on a whim. The fierce young woman embarks on a journey of self-discovery that takes her from quiet villages to bustling nightclubs. In an elliptical narrative spanning eight years, Freddie’s life takes unexpected turns that challenge who she thought she was and who she could become.

After winning the Jury Award for his film Diamond Island in 2017, director Davy Chou now presents Return to Seoul, in which he skillfully avoids all sentimental pitfalls. By ingeniously playing with Freddie's powerful, unpredictable character, he creates a cinematic masterpiece. Return to Seoul is a daring search for meaning and stability in the existential rollercoaster called life.