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/10
124 Ratings

THE RETURN

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Directed by Malene Choi
Denmark, South Korea, 2018
Drama
      English
      No subtitles

Synopsis

Two Danish-Korean adoptees return to the country where they were born. Intrigued by their motherland and confronted with personal stories of the fellow adoptees they meet, Karoline and Thomas are hurled into a disorienting journey that forces them to question their destiny and identity.

Our take

A subtle, glitchy approach to form questions the perceived realities of documentary and fiction filmmaking in this dislocating work from Marlene Choi. Seong In-ja is mesmerizing in her heartbreaking climactic scene, playing a mother whose restless downward gaze belies a lifetime of hope and shame.

Synopsis

Two Danish-Korean adoptees return to the country where they were born. Intrigued by their motherland and confronted with personal stories of the fellow adoptees they meet, Karoline and Thomas are hurled into a disorienting journey that forces them to question their destiny and identity.

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The ReturnDirected byMalene Choi
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Awards & Festivals

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International Film Festival Rotterdam
2018 | Special Mention: Bright Future
AFI Fest
2018 | New Auteurs

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