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Return to Seoul preview + director screentalk

Sadly this screening and talk clashes with a performance in the Festival in Korean Dance. But there is a subsequent theatrical release (details of screening times here) you can catch the film on MUBI in July.

Return to Seoul preview + director screentalk

Date: Wednesday 3 May 2023, 6:30pm
Barbican Centre | Silk Street | London EC2Y 8DS | | [Map]

Tickets: £14.50 | Get tickets here
Barbican Cinema 2 is located on Beech Street, a short walk from the Barbican’s Silk Street entrance
Four young Koreans have a good time around a table filled with empty soju bottles

In this emotionally charged and vibrant film from Davy Chou, a young French woman returns to Korea for the first time since her adoption.

A surprising and deliciously sleek movie, Return To Seoul follows Freddie (Park Ji-min), who, on-a-whim, travels to Korea, where she’s persuaded into seeking out her biological family. This is only the start of her journey – where she ends up, is far less expected.

A transient search for identity, Return To Seoul is a beautiful portrait of Korea, and a passionate search for belonging in a place that is foreign. Film critic Wendy Ide hosts a ScreenTalk with director Davy Chou after the screening.

(automatically generated) We didn’t review this event, but KBCE did, here.

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