Director: Davy Chou
Cast: Park Ji-min, Oh Kwang-rok, Guka Han
Run Time: 116mins
Rating: NC16 (Some Nudity and Drug References)
Language: French, Korean, English (with English subtitles)
28 Nov 2022, 4.00pm, FG Kallang Hall 2
4 Dec 2022, 4.00pm, FG Kallang Hall 2 (Q&A with Filmmakers)
25-year-old Freddie is on an unplanned holiday in Seoul, her first time in South Korea after being adopted to France as a baby. Free-spirited, assertive and blunt even, she impulsively decides with the help of a friend to seek out her biological parents. The language barrier and patriarchal customs add to the friction and unease of reunion, but rather than providing resolution, the encounter sets her on a journey of personal discovery and transformation.
With moving performances and powerful closeups, Return to Seoul is a complex and compassionate portrait of a young woman grappling with identity while confronting buried grief and anger in the long process of healing.
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