THE RETURN

By Malene CHOI

NOISE FILM PR - as PROMO

Drama - Completed 2018

Two Danish-Korean adoptees visit their Motherland for the first time and are confronted with their own identity struggles.

Festivals
& Awards

Rotterdam IFF 2018
Bright Future
Berlin European Film Market (EFM) 2018
Seminci - Valladolid IFF 2018
Göteborg Film Festival 2018
Main Competition - FIPRESCI Award: Special Mention
Vilnius IFF Kino Pavasaris 2018
Competition of European Debuts
CPH:DOX 2018
Hot Docs 2018
    • Year of production
    • 2018
    • Genres
    • Drama, First film, True Story
    • Countries
    • DENMARK, KOREA (South)
    • Languages
    • DANISH, ENGLISH, KOREAN
    • Duration
    • 84 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Malene CHOI
    • Writer(s)
    • Sissel DALSGAARD THOMSEN
    • Producer(s)
    • Julie FRIIS WALENCIAK (Walenciak Film), Julie RIX BOMHOLT (Walenciak Film), Katja ADOMEIT (ADOMEIT FILM APS)
    • Synopsis
    • 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, Karoline and Thomas 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 as well as stories shared by adoptees that Malene encountered in Seoul while shooting the film.