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Banana Season

Directed by Sanghoon Lee
Narrative Feature
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.

Sanghoon Lee, DirectorSanghoon Lee

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.

Banana Season Movie Poster | James Choi, Director

Film Information

Directors: Sanghoon Lee
Country: U.S.A.
Year: 2018
Language: English
Runtime: 104 min.
Rated: PG-13


Producer: James Choi, Terry Jun
Writer: John Chang, David W. Pedersen and Sanghoon Lee
Editor: James Choi
Director of Photography: Corey Lillard

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