The Return

The Return

Director: Malene Choi

Screening time: 08.04.2019. 19:00

Screening location: Kino Tuškanac

Runtime: 85 min

Awards: International Film Festival Rotterdam – Bright Future Award – Special Mention; Göteborg Film Festival – FIPRESCI Award – Special Mention; Vilnius IFF, CPH:DOX, Hot Docs, Jeonju IFF – Special Jury Prize, Seattle IFF, Edinburgh IFF, Brussels IFF – European Jury Prize, New York Asian FF, Valladolid IFF– Best Film of Meeting Point Competition


Two Danish-Korean adoptees return for the first time to the country where they were born. Intrigued by the spirit of their motherland and confronted with the personal stories of the fellow adoptees they meet in Seoul, Karoline and Thomas are hurled into an emotionally disorienting journey that forces them both to question their own destiny and identity. Operating in a hybrid field, The Return is partially based on director Malene Choi's personal experience and on stories shared by adoptees that Malene encountered in Seoul while shooting the film.


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