Pre-Screening Event: Q&A With 

Davy Chou, Director of Return To Seoul

MOViE MOViE Pacific Place
Monday , 12 December 2022
9:00 pm
Free (available for tickets holders only)

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Davy Chou is a French director and producer born in 1983, based in Paris and Phnom Penh. He co-founded the French production company Vycky Films and the Cambodian production company Anti-Archive. Davy is the grandson of one of the most successful Cambodian producers, Van Chann. Chou directed in 2011 “Golden Slumbers” (Forum in Berlinale 2012), a documentary about the birth of Cambodian cinema in the 1960s and its brutal destruction by the Khmer Rouge in 1975. He has also directed several short films including “Cambodia 2099” (Directors' Fortnight in Cannes 2014).

His first feature, "Diamond Island", produced by Aurora Films and co-produced by Anti-Archive and Vandertastic, was awarded the SACD Prize at Critics’ Week in Cannes 2016. His second feature, "Return to Seoul", produced by Aurora Films and co-produced by Vandertastic and Frakas Productions, is selected at Un Certain Regard in Cannes 2022. In parallel, Davy Chou continues his activity as a producer: he has recently produced Cambodian filmmakers, including Kavich Neang ("White Building" - Venice Film Festival 2021) and was also line producer on "Onoda: 10,000 Nights in the Jungle" by Arthur Harari (Un Certain Regard in Cannes 2021).

Photo credit: Julien Lienard

About Return to Seoul 

On an impulse to reconnect with her origins, Freddie, 25, returns to South Korea for the first time, where she was born before being adopted and raised in France. Facing the bewilderment and sometimes ridicule of others, the headstrong young woman starts looking for her biological parents in a country she knows so little about, taking her life in new and unexpected directions.

Director: Davy Chou
Starring: Park Ji-min , Oh Kwang-rok , Louis-do De Lencquesaing, Kim Sun-young

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