Two men look at the camera while one holds the other in a light headlock

AEMS Documentary Film and Discussion Series at the Spurlock: PUNCH

Directed by Lee Han
2011 / 107 minutes / Korea
Introduction and post screening discussion TBA.

PUNCH is a coming of age film set in an impoverished Seoul neighborhood. One of Korea’s most popular films of 2011, it follows the life of a high school student who is more talented at fighting than at studying. His homeroom teacher seems to enjoy tormenting him. His disabled father struggles to support him. He doesn’t know anything about his mother, but discovers that she isn’t even Korean. The movie succeeds through its interesting and sympathetic portrayals of a diverse set of characters.

AsiaLENS Details

AsiaLENS is a series of free public film screenings and discussion programs—organized by the Asian Educational Media Service (AEMS) in collaboration with the Spurlock Museum—presenting recent documentary and independent films on issues reflecting contemporary life in Asia. Local and visiting experts introduce the films and lead audiences in post-screening discussions. This screening is co-sponsored by the Center for South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies and the Spurlock Museum and is presented as part of "South Korean Millennials: Coming of Age in the Twenty-first Century". Co-sponsored by Indiana University.

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