Hybrid feature | Denmark | 2018
International Film Festival Rotterdam 2018 – Bright Future Competition
Göteborg Film Festival 2018 – Nordic Competition Nominee
Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Film Festival 2018
Jeonju International Film Festival 2018 – International Competition
director Malene Choi
scriptwriter Sissel Dalsgaard Thomsen
producers Julie Rix Bomholt, Julie Friis Walenciak and Katja Adomeit
supported by New Danish Screen and Seoul Film Commission
produced by Walenciak Film, Adomeit Film and Cine Everywhere
Two Danish-Korean adoptees return for the first time to the country they were once born in. Confronted with the spirit of their Motherland and the personal stories of the fellow adoptees they meet in the city of Seoul, our two main characters are hurled into an emotionally disorienting journey that forces both of them to question and face their own destiny and identity.
Operating in a hybrid field THE RETURN is partially based on director Malene Choi’s personal experience.