Carl, 19, lives a quiet life in the Danish countryside with his adoptive parents, who expect him to take over the family farm one day, continuing their traditions. But Carl begins to feel the pull of two worlds —‘home’ plus his native homeland, South Korea— and the day is fast approaching when he will have to choose.
Born in 1973, she was adopted from South Korea and grew up in Denmark. In 2005, she graduated from the National Film School of Denmark’s documentary programme as a director. Her graduation short film ‘Inshallah’ received an Honorary Mention at the Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival 2006, while her short ‘Creature’ won the Robert Award for Best Danish Short 2013. Her debut feature ‘The Return’ (2018) had its world premiere in Bright Future at the International Film Festival Rotterdam, where it received the Special Mention. Later, it has been screened at several festivals around the world, winning the Fipresci Prize - Special Mention at the Gothenburg Film Festival or the Best Film Award of Meeting Point Competition at the Valladolid International Film Festival, among others. In 2019 she was a member of the Meeting Point Jury. ‘The Quiet Migration’ (2023), her first fiction feature, won the Fipresci Prize in the Panorama section of the Berlinale.