Return to Seoul

A twenty-five-year-old French woman returns to Korea, the country she was born in before being adopted by a French couple, for the very first time. She decides to track down her biological parents, but her journey takes a surprising turn.



Cannes Film Festival in 2022

Nomiee of Best International Film, Independent Spirit Awards in 2023

Toronto International Film Festival in 2022

Golden Horse Film Festival in 2022

Busan International Film Festival in 2022

Nominee of Best Music, Asian Film Award in 2023

Nominee of Best Director, Asian Film Award in 2023

Hamburg Film Festival in 2022

Torino Film Festival in 2022

Viennale in 2022


Director: Davy Chou Production Company: Aurora Films Producer: Charlotte Vincent, Katia Khazak Main Actor: Park Ji-min, Oh Kwang-rok, Guka Han   Sound Department: Re-recording mixer/Sound designer: Vincent Villa Sound Editor Assistant and Mixer: Sreymoch Kim Additional Sound Editor Assistant: Thana San


Won Best Film, International Competition Belfast Festival in 2022 Won Asian Next Wave Competition at Qcinema International Film Festival Won Best Picture Golden Athena, Athen International Film Festival in 2022 Won Best Narrative Feature, Hamptons International Film Festival in 2022 Nominated for Asian Film Award for Best Sound Vincent Villa

Quotes from Critics

“Return to Seoul” is a startling and uneasy wonder, a film that feels like a beautiful sketch of a tornado headed directly toward your house. — The New York Times   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. — Los Angeles Times   Few movies have ever been more perfectly in tune with their protagonists than Davy Chou’s jagged, restless, and rivetingly unpredictable “Return to Seoul” — Indiewire