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Films & Schedules - King of Ping Pong

Wed, Feb 11, 2009
at 6:15 PM (B2)

Thu, Feb 12, 2009
at 6 PM (B1)

Fri, Feb 13, 2009
at 9:15 PM (B2)

King of Ping Pong

DIRECTOR: Jens Jonsson - Sweden

Winner of the Cinematography and Grand Jury Prizes at the Sundance Film Festival, King of Ping Pong is a shrewd, chilly and offbeat observation of one boy's struggle to find happiness despite grim circumstances.  Overweight teen Rille is already dealing with his divorced parents, harassment from bullies, unrequited love, and his little brother's excessive popularity when his long-absent father drops back into his life.  The one place where Rille rules all is ping pong.  "The film is about how the past has an unpleasant tendency of bouncing back at you.  Like some damn ping-pong ball. I wanted to make a film about life's uphill struggle.  About expectations and ways of looking at life.  And about brothers and blood ties." --Jens Jonsson

First feature film

B2     107 Minutes    

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