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Poetry

Poetry
  • 2010
  • South Korea
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Lee Chang-dong
  • Written by: Lee Chang-dong
  • Cast: Yoon Jeong-hee
  • Language: Korean

The quest to write a single poem becomes a heroic act in this intricately plotted melodrama. Emerging from a lengthy period of retirement, Yun Jung-hee plays an elegant 66-year-old constantly confronted by the harshness of a world she no longer recognises. Deeply moving and satisfying.

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Poetry

21 Jul 20114 stars

A deeply moving portrayal of an elderly woman's struggles in rural South Korea

(12A) 139min The quest to write a single poem becomes a heroic act in Poetry, a poignant, intricately plotted melodrama from Secret Sunshine director Lee Chang-dong. Poetry won the Best Screenplay at Cannes but it is the central performance from…

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