LKFF: The Return + Intro

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From the archive

This film was last shown on 25 November 2018

Karoline (Karoline Sofie Lee) visits South Korea for the first time since her adoption by a Danish family as a baby. Whilst staying in a guesthouse in Seoul she meets other adoptees from Europe and the US who are there on a similar quest - to search for their birth families. This powerful film blurs fact and fiction, featuring both scripted and documentary elements and drawing from director Malene Choi Jensen’s own experience as an adoptee (and featuring two other lead actors who are also adoptees). The power of the film lies in the fact that many of Karoline’s encounters and interactions in the guesthouse are captured for real. We are allowed to follow the emotional journey of the characters up-close, witnessing their everyday reality interspersed with carefully dramatised situations.

This screening will be introduced by Hyun Jin Cho, LKFF Festival Producer. 

Screening as part of the London Korean Film Festival’s touring programme.

Malene Choi
1 hour 24 minutes
Karoline Sofie Lee, Seong In-ja, Thomas Hwan


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