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Return To Seoul

Director : Davy Chou
Country : France, Germany, Cambodia, Belgium, South Korea, Romania, Qatar.
Language : French, Korean, English
Duration : 116 minutes
Year : 2022
Cinema of the world


twenty-five-year-old French woman returns to Korea, the country she was born in before being adopted by a French couple, for the very first time. She decides to track down her biological parents, but her journey takes a surprising turn.

Davy Chou


Un Certain Regard title “Return to Seoul” from French-Cambodian director Davy Chou caused an early stir by being one of the first Official Selection titles from this year’s Cannes to secure a U.S. release — through Sony Pictures Classics. That may be a reflection of Chou’s quest for authenticity in a bi-cultural tale about a European-raised woman and her biological family in Korea


– Park Ji-min
– Oh Kwang-rok
– Guka Han


– Director: Davy Chou
– Producer: Katia Khazak, Charlotte Vincent
– Editor: Dounia Sichov
– Writer: Davy Chou
– Dop: Thomas Favel
– Music: Jérémie Arcache, Christophe Musset

Awards and Nominations

Asia Pacific Screen Awards 2022
Winner- Asia Pacific Screen Award
(Best New Performance)
Winner-Boston Society of Film Critics
Awards 2022 (Best Film)
Winner – Hamptons International
Film Festival 2022 (Best Narrative Feature)