After concluding his studies, a teenager returns to his parents’ farm in the peaceful Denmark countryside, where the days are nearly always the same. But “being the same” is far from what a young South Korean man experiences growing up in a Nordic community, and neither are his and his family’s hopes for the future the same. In this autobiographically inspired fiction film, Malene Choi adds imagination and fantasy to a son’s search for his own place in the world, delicately navigating the complexities of interracial adoptions. (C.M.)
The south korean filmmaker Malene Choi was born in 1973 and, after being adopted as a child, grew up in Denmark where she studied at the National Film School of Denmark. Her graduation film "InshAllah" won an Honorary Mention at the 2006 Hot Docs Festival in Toronto. Her debut feature-length film "The Return" received a Special Mention at the Göteborg Film Festival in 2018.
Berlinale – Berlin IFF 2023