Gensan Punch

Brillante Mendoza / Philippines



From 26th october to 26th november

Film Information

Year: 2022

Duration: 110'

Language: VOSE / VOSC

Genre: Drama


Gensan Punch is inspired by a true story of a Japanese man who overcomes his physical circumstances, because he wants to become a successful professional boxer. To get it, he travels to the Philippines to train with the best and be able to access the most popular championships.


Brillante Mendoza (Philippines, 1960) is a director and producer. He is the first Filipino to receive the best director award at Cannes for his film Kinatay in 2009. He is also the only Filipino to have received the distinction of “Chevalier de la Orden de las Artes y las Letras” from France in 2014. He was more than forty years old when he directed his first film, Masahista, which won the Golden Leopard at the Locarno International Film Festival in 2005. His films have repeatedly received awards and nominations at the main festivals such as Venice, Berlin, Cannes, San Sebastián and Cairo.