Return to Seoul

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Return to Seoul

Shortlisted for Best International Feature for the 2023 Academy Awards®

After an impulsive travel decision to visit friends, Freddie, 25, returns to South Korea for the first time, where she was born, before being adopted and raised in France. Freddie suddenly finds herself embarking on an unexpected journey in a country she knows so little about, taking her life in new and unexpected directions.

JBFC Members: Get a Passport stamp for South Korea when you see Return to Seoul!

"Return to Seoul begins as an intimately off-the-cuff stranger-in-strange-land story and becomes a sprawling epic of personal discovery. It’s one of the best films of the year."
Jason Bailey, The Playlist
"A staggering masterwork that reveals itself unhurriedly, one permutation at a time, Chou’s third feature is perhaps the only film this year in which every single scene and every line of dialogue within them feel absolutely indispensable."
Carlos Aguilar, Los Angeles Times

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