Helsinki Cine Aasia 2023 opens with French and South Korean Return to Seoul

 In search of identity in Seoul

The only festival of contemporary Asian cinema in Finland, Helsinki Cine Aasia, will take place from Thursday to Sunday 16 to 19 March 2023. The festival’ s goal is to offer a fresh take on Asian film culture and the most interesting films of the moment from East and Southeast Asia. 


This year’s opening film is Davy Chou’s Return to Seoul (Retour à Séoul, France/Belgium/Germany/South Korea etc., 2022) which tells the story of a young woman who is after her Korean roots in Seoul. The film premiered at Cannes Film festival as a part of Un Certain Regard series in May 2022, will be seen in theatres in Finland later in the Spring.