Home, we're told, is where the heart is. But what if the heart is as complicated and questioning as that of Freddie (an outstanding Ji-min Park), the mercurial 25-year-old French adoptee whose ostensibly offhand, no-big-deal search for her Korean biological parents forms the backbone of Davy Chou's elegant, enigmatic and constantly expanding second film?
Arriving in Seoul more or less on a whim, Freddie finds friends, lovers and her eager-to-connect birth father quite easily––and apparently moves on from them all with equal effortlessness. Skipping ahead to Freddie in various other, often dramatically different phases of her young life, with her incommunicado birth mother a constant, needling absence, Chou's bold yet intricate film is an increasingly riveting character study of a young woman discovering that perhaps her search for her origin story is her origin story.
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