Poetry (2010)

Lee Chang-dong directs Yoon Jeong-hee, Lee David and Kim Hee-ra in this South Korean drama where a grandmother with Alzheimer’s disease becomes embroiled in a scandal.

Yang Mi-ja just wants to take up poetry. The outside world wants to bring her back to reality with shocking revelations and impossible choices. Is poetry not the act of noticing what can be ignored or putting into words life’s beauty? Adding formalism to the everything one must encounter and process? A really involving drama, told with a lack of sensationalism (even though it can be honestly brutal in moments). An almost pastoral sense of not fitting in with the community and class systems one must navigate.


Perfect Double Bill: Burning (2018)

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