• Retour à Séoul
  • Retour à Séoul
  • Retour à Séoul

Retour à Séoul / Return to Seoul

by Davy Chou Feature Film Competition

On a whim, headstrong Freddie travels from France to South Korea. She was born in this country 25 years ago but grew up with French adoptive parents. Without a concrete plan, and any knowledge of the Korean language, she follows the impulse to go in search of her biological parents. However, meeting her real father makes Freddie realise that they live in completely different worlds. What started as a vacation turns into a growing attraction for the metropolis and new acquaintances bring surprising twists and turns into Freddie's life. Director Davy Chou succeeds in creating a beautiful drama that, like its main character, oscillates between cultures.

About the director(s)

The French director and producer Davy Chou was born in 1983. He is co-founder of the two production companies Vycky Films and Anti-Archive. His documentary film GOLDEN SLUMBERS (2011) spotlights the origin of Cambodian cinema. His feature film debut DIAMOND ISLAND (2016) screened as part of the "Semaine de la critique" during the Cannes Film Festival, where it won the SACD Award. His second feature-length fiction film RETOUR À SÉOUL had its world premiere at Cannes in its "Un Certain Regard" section.

Filmography (selection): Retour à Séoul (2022) | Diamond Island (2016) | Cambodia 2099 (short film, 2014) | Golden Slumbers (doc, 2011) | Expired (short film, 2008) | Davy Chou’s First Film (short film, 2007)

About the director(s)
  • Genre: Drama
  • Country, Year: France, Germany, Belgium, South Korea, 2022
  • Runtime: 115 Min
  • Languages: English, French, Korean
  • Subtitles: English, German
  • Director: Davy Chou
  • Cast: Ji-Min Park, Kwang-Rok Oh, Guka Han, Sun-Young Kim
  • Screenplay: Davy Chou
  • Cinematography: Thomas Favel
  • Editor: Dounia Sichov
  • Sound: Dirk Bombey
  • Music: Jérémie Arcache, Christophe Musset
  • Producers: Charlotte Vincent, Katia Khazak, Hanneke Van Der Tas, Cassandre Warnauts, Jean-Yves Roubin, Min-Ho Ha, Davy Chou
  • Production Companies: Aurora Films, Vandertastic GmbH & Co. KG i.G., Frakas Productions, MK2 Productions
  • World Sales: MK2 Films
  • Swiss Distribution: Frenetic Films AG
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