When her flight to Tokyo is canceled, 25-year-old adopted Freddie spontaneously decides to fly to South Korea to search for her birth parents. What starts as a short trip to Seoul turns into a long journey through quiet villages and bustling nightclubs in her still-unfamiliar homeland. As the headstrong Freddie immerses herself in Korean culture and her quest, she begins to question who she thought she was and who she wants to become.
On Wednesday there will be an (optional) aftertalk for those interested to reflect on the film.
Language: English, French, Korean, subtitles: English
Return to Seoul is an energetic drama about a free-spirited woman in search of identity during different phases of her young life. After its premiere in Cannes, the film by director Davy Chou made a successful tour of many film festivals and received critical acclaim worldwide.
This film is recommended by the Film committee: “It shows that it’s okay to be lost.”
“An ambivalent, accusatory depiction of intercountry adoption, Return to Seoul mines South Korea’s controversial adoption history to craft a smart if maddening character study.” The Irish Times
“Return to Seoul is a startling and uneasy wonder, a film that feels like a beautiful sketch of a tornado headed directly toward your house.” The New York Times
“A carefully wrought character study of a person who lives life with careless abandon.” The Washington Post
This film will be shown at Filmhuis De Zwarte Doos. Buying a ticket online in advance is mandatory if you want to attend this film. You can buy a ticket via the black “order” button on this page.
Please note: you can only buy a ticket online; tickets are not purchasable with cash or bank card at the ticket counter.
You can find more general information about tickets, refund policy etc. here.
Please be on time
The screening of the film starts at 19:30 sharp (no commercial). We kindly ask you to be at the ticket counter when it opens 15 minutes prior to the start of the film. This is to ensure the film starts and ends on time.
The Studium Generale film program is created in collaboration with the student film committee and Natlab.