Athens International Film Festival
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RETURN TO SEOUL

04/10/22, 21:45, ASTOR
06/10/22, 19:30, ASTOR

A young urban French woman travels to South Korea, unbeknownst to her mother, to meet her biological parents. What she doesn’t know is that the law stipulates that both parties need to agree to the meeting, otherwise the trip is in vain. With a pensive yet elaborate narrative which unfolds through ellipses, Davy Chou delivers an extremely human sonata about all that define us and all we think we want to be but never will be. An out of this world performance by the newcomer (but distinguished visual artist) Park Ji-Min. By far, one of the best films of the 75th Cannes Film Festival.


FRANCE, GERMANY, BELGIUM, QATAR / 2022 / COLOR / DCP / 119’ / ENGLISH, FRENCH, KOREAN

Freddie, a French girl of Asian descent, travels, unbeknownst to her mother, to Southern Korea, to meet her biological parents. What she does not know is that according to the law, they both have to approve this meeting otherwise the trip would be pointless. With a reflective yet elaborate narration which unfolds elliptically, Davy Choo uses the familiar codes of a coming-of-age film and gives us a universal sonata about everything that defines us, all the things we want but we’ll never be. An unbelievable performance by newcomer (acknowledged visual artist), Park JiMin. By far one of the best films of the 75th Cannes Film Festival. Th.K.

DIRECTOR: Davy Chou
SCREENWRITER: Davy Chou
DoP: Thomas Favel
MUSIC: Jérémie Arcache, Christophe Musset
EDITOR: Dounia Sichov
PRINCIPAL CAST: Ji-Min Park, Guka Han, Kwang-rok Oh, Kim Sun-young, Yoann Zimmer, Louis-Do De Lencquesaing

DAVY CHOU
Cambodian-French director, born in 1983. He co-founded the Vycky Films production company in 2009. This is his second feature film.

FILMOGRAPHY
2022 Return to Seoul
2016 Diamond Island


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        : International Competition

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        HUESERA

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        01/10/22, 22:30, IDEAL
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        THE BLUE CAFTAN / LE BLEU DU CAFTAN

        THE BLUE CAFTAN / LE BLEU DU CAFTAN

        02/10/22, 19:30, DANAOS 1
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        02/10/22, 22:00, TRIANON
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        THE QUIET GIRL / AN CAILÍN CIÚIN

        THE QUIET GIRL / AN CAILÍN CIÚIN

        03/10/22, 19:30, DANAOS 1
        05/10/22, 19:30, TRIANON

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        03/10/22, 22:15, ASTOR
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        04/10/22, 22:00, IDEAL
        06/10/22, 21:30, TRIANON

        PAMFIR

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        05/10/22, 19:30, DANAOS 1
        07/10/22, 19:30, ASTY

        AWARD-WINNING FILM SCREENING

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        09/10/22, 22:00, DANAOS 1