AEMS Documentary Film and Discussion Series at the Spurlock: PUNCH
- Event Date: Tuesday, February 14, 2017
- Time: 7:00 pm
- Location: Knight Auditorium, Spurlock Museum, 600 S. Gregory St., Urbana, IL
- Cost: Free Admission
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.