Every year, on the 2nd Thursday of November, the entire country of South-Korea is put to the test. That day, more than half a million senior high school students take part in the National University Exam, better known as Suneung.
‘Reach for the SKY’ tells the story of several South-Korean high school students, their families and teachers, as they prepare for the annual National Exam. The exam will not only determine where the high school seniors will attend university but ultimately also their status in the Korean hierarchical society.
VISUALANTICS & BODA MEDIA GROUP present
"REACH FOR THE SKY"
a film by STEVEN DHOEDT & WOOYOUNG CHOI
in co-production with ZDF/ARTE - NGC KOREA
supported by the FLANDERS AUDIOVISUAL FUND - SEOUL FILM COMMISSION -
KOREA COMMUNICATIONS AGENCY - CREATIVE EUROPE
director of photography
GERT VAN BERCKELAER
original music by
REGINA LOK YAN TO
sound & mix
GERT VAN BERCKELAER & SINAE HA