Poetry | TIFF


Lee Chang-dong

Mija lives with her grandson in a small suburban city located along the Han River. She is a dandy old lady who likes to dress up in flower-decorated hats and fashionable outfits, but she is also an unpredictable character with an inquisitive mind. By chance she takes a ‘poetry’ class at a neighborhood cultural center and is challenged to write a poem for the first time in her life. Her quest for poetic inspiration begins with observing the everyday life around her...

Festivals: Cannes 2010 (official competition), Moscow 2010, Karlovy Vary 2010, Toronto 2010, Pusan 2010, London 2010, Tokyo 2010, Tromso 2011

Awards: Best Screenplay, Prize of the Ecumenical Jury - Special Mention - Cannes 2010, Best Director, Best Screenplay - Asian Film Awards, Aurora Prize - Tromso 2011

Lee Chang-dong
Yun Junghee
Lee David
Kim Hira
South Korea
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