Poetry

"A masterpiece."
Andrew O'Hehir, SALON.COM
"A pleasure to experience."
Kenneth Turan, LOS ANGELES TIMES
"An extraordinary vision of human empathy."
Manohla Dargis, NEW YORK TIMES
"Poetry is undoubtedly one of the best films in this year’s official competition."
Geoff Andrew, TIME OUT LONDON
"Astoundingly skilled at maintaining a perfect tone."
Wesley Morris, THE BOSTON GLOBE

Synopsis

Mija lives with her middle-schooler grandson in a small suburban city located along the Han River. She is a dandy old lady who likes to dress up in flower-decorated hats and fashionable outfits, but she is also an unpredictable character with an inquisitive mind. By chance she takes a poetry class at a neighborhood cultural center and is challenged to write a poem for the first time in her life.
Original Languages: Korean
Genre: Drama
Running Time: 139 min.
Year: 2010

CREDITS

CAST
Da-wit Lee ()
Jeong-hie Yun ()
DIRECTED BY
Chang-dong Lee

TRAILER


PHOTOS

Director Lee Chang-dong. Courtesy of Mongrel Media.
Mija (Yun Jung-hee). Courtesy of Mongrel Media.
Mija (Yun Jung-hee). Courtesy of Mongrel Media.
Mija (Yun Jung-hee). Courtesy of Mongrel Media.
Mija (Yun Jung-hee). Courtesy of Mongrel Media.
Mija (Yun Jung-hee). Courtesy of Mongrel Media.
Mija (Yun Jung-hee). Courtesy of Mongrel Media.
Mija (Yun Jung-hee). Courtesy of Mongrel Media.
Mija (Yun Jung-hee). Courtesy of Mongrel Media.