Poetry

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Release Date: February 11, 2011 (limited)

On DVD/VOD: January 17, 2012

2h 19m | Drama


Mija (Yun Jung-hee), 66, lives with her teenage grandson in a small Korean town. Elegant with a dash of eccentric, she goes about life in a brimmed hat, a tidy scarf and floral prints that reflect the flowers she loves. She works as a housekeeper/caregiver for an elderly man (Kim Hi-ra). She also looks after her teenage grandson (Lee David).

Chance leads her to enrol in a poetry class at the local cultural center. For Mija, this represents an unfulfilled prophecy her grade three teacher once made—that Mija would become a poet. While Mija tries following the teacher's advice to look at ordinary objects—an apple, even a dish basin—in a whole new way, she receives two jolts. Her memory is starting to go. And her grandson is involved in a monstrous crime.

In Korean with English subtitles.

Director: Lee Chang-Dong
Studio: Pine House Film
Producer(s): Lee Joondong
Cast: Yun Jeong-Hie
Writer(s): Lee Chang-Dong

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