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Screen/Society--Cine-East Series--"The Way Home"

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Wednesday, April 04, 2012
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8:00 pm - 9:20 pm
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THE WAY HOME (Jeong-hyang Lee, 2002, 80 min, South Korea, Korean with English subtitles) -- Seven-year-old Sang-woo is left with his grandmother in a remote village while his mother looks for work. Born and raised in the city, Sang-woo quickly comes into conflict with his old-fashioned grandmother and his new rural surroundings. Disrespectful and selfish, Sang-woo lashes out in anger, perceiving that he has been abandoned. He trades his grandmother's only treasure for a video game; he throws his food and he throws tantrums. When Sang-woo's mother finds work and finally returns for him, Sang-woo has become a different boy. Through his grandmother's boundless patience and devotion, he learns to embrace empathy, humility and the importance of family.

Contact: Hank Okazaki