Le retour

Director: Catherine Corsini
Country: France

2023 | 106 min. | French
Subtitles: English, German
FSK | Nicht geprüft / No clearance (18+)

Cast_ Aïssatou Diallo Sagna, Suzy Bemba, Esther Gohourou, Virginie Ledoyen, Denis Podalydès Screenplay_ Catherine Corsini, Naïla Guiguet Camera_ Jeanne Lapoirie Producer_ Elisabeth Perez Rights_ Grandfilm GmbH

Every family has its secrets. In ›Homecoming‹, Catherine Corsini offers a female perspective on the story of a mother and her two daughters struggling to discover the truth of their family history.

When Khédidja arrives in Corsica with her two daughters, the rebellious Farah and the level-headed Jessica, it is both a return and a new beginning. They move into a bungalow at a campsite and Khédidja starts working as a nanny for a wealthy Parisian family. Bit by bit, however, things on the vacation island build a momentum of their own and the threesome find themselves entangled in conflicts that are both new and old. The gentle lapping of the sea swells into an emotional rip tide, bringing to the surface pressing questions regarding the family’s biography: what links the father’s untimely death and the small Corsican village where the family lived 15 years ago? ›Homecoming‹ is a confrontation between two generations who are marked by migration and in search of personal memories, experiences and a future of their own making.


Catherine Corsini, born in 1956, is a multi-award-winning French director and screenwriter. Her work focuses on female characters. ›Homecoming‹ is now her twelfth feature and premiered in competition at Cannes this year.



  • AvailableMonday 20.11.202317:30HeidelbergHDKarlstorbahnhof
  • AvailableTuesday 21.11.202317:30MannheimMAStadthaus N1
  • AvailableFriday 24.11.202317:45MannheimMACineplex (Saal 3)