Mon Feb 25, 2019 – 5:30 pm | Hendricks Arts Center
Directed by Sanghoon Lee
U.S.A. | 104 min | 2018
Banana Season tells the story of a pivotal point in time for two individuals in the endless season of their lives. Peter is a little person with a big dream of flying like the bird species his dwarfish body most closely resembles. He is hired to paint the town’s water tower, a place he comes to see as his very own perch in which to take flight. Sun is a talented cage fighter who loves the energy and excitement of fighting but finds inflicting harm on others more unbearable than just absorbing the pain himself. A tale of true love, friendship and taking flight, Banana Season is a glimpse into the lives of ordinary souls, all at the point in their lives when they flower or fade.
A native of South Korea, Sanghoon Lee moved to the U.S. to attend the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where he pursued his MFA in Filmmaking. As a producer and cinematographer, Sanghoon completed several award-winning dramatic features and documentaries including Chicago Heights, Hogtown and Breakfast at Ina’s. Banana Season is Sanghoon’s directorial debut.