“We Are a Hidden Minority”

An Interview with Malene Choi Jensen, the Director of ‘The Return’

The Danish motion picture entitled The Return has competed in the Best Nordic Film section at the Göteborg Film Festival a few weeks ago. Although it has not won, it is certain that we are going to hear about this audiovisual beauty in the future. Not only because it is a hybrid film that perfectly balances between styles, but also because it discusses important issues, namely transnational adoption and its consequences. Cinema Scandinavia sat down with director Malene Choi Jensen to talk about her film that is based on her life experience as well as stories shared by other South Korean adoptees.

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Barbara Majsa

Barbara is a journalist, editor and film critic. She usually does interviews with film-makers, artists, designers, and writes about cinema, design and books.