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The Return

Malene Choi Jensen

29.06 Galeries 19:00
28.06 Palace 19:00
Docu-fiction . 87' . Denmark, South Korea . 2018 . French, Danish, Korean / ST : English, French, Dutch

Karoline and Thomas, born in Korea, adopted and taken to Denmark, return to the country of their birth to search for their past. Partially inspired by her own story, Malene Choi Jensen intertwines fiction and documentary with delicacy and modesty to bring us one of the truest and most beautiful films about adoption. The Return is Malene Choi Jensen’s first feature film.

IN THE PRESENCE OF

Malene Choi

STARRING

Thomas Hwan

Karoline Sofie Lee

DIRECTOR

Malene Choi Jensen

WRITER

Sissel Dalsgaard Thomsen

PHOTOGRAPHY

Catherine Pattinama Coleman

FILM EDITING

Julius Krebs Damsbo

SOUND

Anne Gry Friis Kristensen

Kevin Koch

MUSIC

Philip Nicolai Flindt

CREDITS IMAGES

Catherine Pattinama Coleman

Göteborg Film festival

PRODUCTION

Walenciak Film

Adomeit Film

SALES

Network GmbH

Pluto Film

Malene Choi Jensen

Malene Choi_Director's portrait 2_credit_Göteborg Film Festival

Malene Choi Jensen (1973) completed her documentary training at Den Danske Filmskole in 2005. Her work, fiction and documentary, was shown at Hot Docs, Gothenburg Film Festival, Nordic Panorama and Venice International Short Film Festival. Her short film Dyret (2012) won the Danish Robert Award for best short fiction. The Return (2018) is her first feature film.

FILMOGRAPHY

2000: Essay (short doc)

2005: Inshallah (short doc)

2008: Voice over Voice (short doc)

2012: Dyret (short)

2014: Wood (short)

2015: Nature (short)

2018: The Return