THE RETURN

DOCUMENTARIES
PANORA 5 april 18.00

Director: Malene Choi Country: Denmark, South Korea Year: 2018 Runtime: 84 minutes Language: Danish, English, Korean
Subtitles: English

Two Danish-Korean adoptees return for the first time to the country
where they were born. Intrigued by the spirit of their motherland and confronted with the personal stories of the fellow adoptees they meet in Seoul, Karoline and Thomas are hurled into an emotionally disorienting journey that forces them both to question their own destiny and identity. In many ways, this new country feels completely odd and foreign to them, yet equally like home—as though they belong, even if they don’t know how.

Compelling, beautifully shot and operating in a hybrid field, THE
RETURN is partially based on director Malene Choi’s personal experience and on stories shared by adoptees that Malene encountered in Seoul while shooting the film. The result is a deeply emotional, thought provoking and important film about loneliness and belonging.

Genre: Documentary Original title: The Return

Screening films made by female directors since 2006