This is the story of 25 year old Freddie, who, on a whim, visits her birthplace of South Korea for the first time after being adopted and raised in France.
She seeks out her biological parents in a country she knows next to nothing about and takes herself on a difficult journey of self-discovery.
It's a great, character-driven film about identity and belonging.
(Fun fact. My son and I first watched this French-Korean film on a recent trip to Spain at a tiny cinema with only a Spanish audio track. It was a challenge but our Duolingo Spanish turned out to be surprisingly effective! I've since rewatched it in English.)
Return to Seoul appeared in Issue 10 in the Watch section.