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Return to Seoul


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.

Poster art for Return to Seoul, showing a Korean woman looking back at the camera.

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.