Directed by Lee Chang-dong
Mija Yun Jung-hee
Directed by Lee Chang-dong
Winner of the Best Screenplay Award at the Cannes Film Festival, Poetry is an "achingly exquisite portrait" (Philadelphia Inquirer) of a woman's brave fight against Alzheimer's, and against her guilt over a relative's brutal crime.
This highly acclaimed Korean drama (100% Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes) showcases a performance of "surpassing delicacy" (Los Angeles Times) by Yun Jung-hee, who was voted as her country's greatest actress in a public poll. She plays Mija, an aging part-time maid and full-time guardian of her apathetic grandson. Concerned by her frequent forgetfulness, she takes a poetry class at the local arts center to sharpen her mind. She begins to appreciate the wonders of the natural world, but a schoolgirl's suicide initiates a chain of tragic events that will change her life forever.
Directed with skill and subtlety by Lee Chang-dong (Secret Sunshine), Poetry is a "nearly perfect movie" (Boston Globe) about the power of art to bear witness to both sublime beauty and the violent truths that lie hidden in the hearts of men.
"An extraordinary vision of human empathy." - Manohla Dargis, The New York Times
"Grade: A. Exquisite." - Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly
"Beautiful and moving...A masterpiece." - Andrew O'Hehir, Salon.com
Official Selection: Cannes (Best Screenplay), Telluride, Toronto, New York
Best Actress Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award
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