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Poetry

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Directed by Lee Chang-dong
South Korea, 2010
Drama
      Korean
      English

Synopsis

Suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, a gentle elderly woman faces a dilemma when her teen-aged grandson is discovered to be one of the assailants of a young girl who killed herself.

Our take

Winner of Best Screenplay at Cannes, this powerful yet gentle drama about old age from South Korean master Lee Chang-dong (Burning) is a highlight of contemporary world cinema. A tale of beauty versus brutality, Yoon Jeong-hee delivers a moving performance of remarkable beauty.

Synopsis

Suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, a gentle elderly woman faces a dilemma when her teen-aged grandson is discovered to be one of the assailants of a young girl who killed herself.

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PoetryDirected byLee Chang-dong
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Cannes Film Festival
2010 | Winner: Best Screenplay
2010 | Special Mention: Prize of the Ecumenical Jury

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