“Punch is an emotional, very personal and incredibly important story” - Kate Rogers, Newshub.
A debut feature from writer/director Welby Ings, Punch stars British actor and Oscar nominee Tim Roth, rising Aotearoa talent Jordan Oosterhof, and Toi Whakaari graduate Conan Hayes. Seventeen-year old Jim (Oosterhof), is a small-town boxing hero carrying the hopes and dreams of his father Stan (Roth) on his shoulders. Jim’s growing relationship with Whetū (Hayes), forces him to confront his sexuality, and decide his own future.
Produced by Robin Murphy and Catherine Fitzgerald, Punch premiered in Competition at the 2022 Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival in Estonia, and screened in the Queer Cinema Programme of the Palm Springs International Film Festival.
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