- South Korea
- 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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Poetry21 Jul 2011
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 veteran…
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