Poetry

Poetry

Yun Junghee
Director: Lee Chang-dong Cast: Yun Junghee
Yun Junghee
, Lee David
Lee David
, Kim Hara
Kim Hara
Lee Chang-dong

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Overview

A woman in the autumn of her years is prompted by art and circumstance to reexamine her life in this drama from director Lee Chang-dong. Yang Mija (Yun Jung-hee) is a charming and well-preserved woman in her mid-sixties who stays busy looking after her teenage grandson, Wook (Lee David), and helping keep house for an older gentleman friend. Yang Mija has been having trouble with her memory and has developed a new curiosity about creative self-expression, so she signs up for a class in writing poetry at a neighborhood community center, even though she's never written verse before. Mija's simple, contented existence is thrown into disarray by a pair of events -- she learns from her doctor that her memory troubles are the first symptoms of Alzheimer's disease, and Wook is believed to be part of a gang of thugs who severely beat and raped a girl who responded by committing suicide. As Mija faces a grim future, she's uncertain about the notion of turning her grandson in to the police or raising money for a settlement that would keep him out of prison, and suddenly the beauty of the world seems a far more elusive concept. Shi (aka Poetry) was an official selection at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/23/2011
UPC: 0738329071028
Original Release: 2009
Source: Kino Lorber
Time: 2:19:00
Sales rank: 40,890

Special Features

Making of Documentary; Interview with Actor Ahn Nae-sang; Trailers; Stills Gallery

Cast & Crew

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Poetry
1. Hospital Visit [:12]
2. Back Home [13:26]
3. Homework [9:27]
4. Searching [14:23]
5. Something to Say [11:25]
6. Poetry Reading [10:04]
7. Diagnosis [11:30]
8. Into Nature [10:59]
9. Meeting the Mother [12:23]
10. Insulting Poetry [12:27]
11. Favor [11:07]
12. "Agnes' Song" [12:21]
13. Chapter 13 [9:28]

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