HYBRID A woman caught between two worlds, looking for roots in a foreign land that somehow feels like home. Karoline was born in 198 and adopted by Danish parents. As an adult, she returns for the first time to the country of her birth in an attempt to fill the voids of the past. There, she discovers a network of people from the USA and Europe all looking for their Korean mothers – and all with the same catalogue of frustrating experiences. The film is based on the director’s own family history and occupies an area between documentary and feature film.
MALENE CHOI JENSEN (*1973) studied documentary film-making at the Danish Film Academy and has made numerous prize-winning short films and pieces of video art. The Return is her debut feature film.