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A New York Times and Indiewire Critics’ Pick and Cambodia’s official submission to the Academy Awards’ Best International Feature Film category, Return to Seoul is Certified Fresh, boasting a near-perfect 98% Fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
On an impulse to reconnect with her origins, a free-spirited Frenchwoman visits South Korea, the country of her birth. Frédérique (Freddie) doesn’t speak the language and doesn’t know the names of her biological parents, but that doesn’t stop her from looking for them.
Filmmaker Davy Chou himself is the French-born grandson of a Cambodian film producer who vanished in 1969 as the Khmer Rouge began to seize control.
115 minutes ♦ in English, French and Korean w/subitles
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 camera chases after this human whirlwind, and we’re thrilled to be swept up in her storm. Critic’s Pick! – NY Times
A STAGGERING MASTERWORK! – LA Times
A sprawling epic of personal discovery. It’s ONE OF THE BEST FILMS OF THE YEAR! – The Playlist
It’s a GORGEOUS film and a joy to be swept away in it. – Vox