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Return to Seoul

Saturday, Jan 20, 2024 at 5:30 pm

Location: Bartos Screening Room

Dir. Davy Chou. 2022, South Korea/France/Germany. 115 mins, DCP. With Ji-Min Park, Oh Kwang-rok, Kim Sun-young. A film that moves to its own surprising internal rhythms to convey the universal feeling of not belonging, Return to Seoul is the marvelous breakthrough from Cambodian-French director Davy Chou. The singular Ji-Min Park—in her first screen role, unfathomably—stars as an impulsive French woman in her twenties named Freddie, vacationing in South Korea; while there she decides on a whim to try and locate the birth parents she never knew. This begins a journey that spans years and covers ever-shifting, unpredictable terrain, embodying one woman’s spirit of adventure while also committing to an interior psychological portraiture trapped in its own processes of becoming. A Sony Pictures Classics release. 

Tickets: $15 / $11 senior and students / $9 youth (ages 3–17) / discounted for MoMI members ($7–$11). Order tickets. Please pick up tickets at the Museum’s admissions desk upon arrival. All seating is general admission. Review safety protocols before your visit.