Essential Cinema: Lee Chang-Dong

POETRY

Directed by Lee Chang Dong

South Korea, 2010, 2h 19min, 35mm, In Korean with English Subtitles

Essential Cinema  Lee Chang-Dong

AFS Cinema

6406 N I-35 Suite 3100 Austin, TX 78752

Showtime

Thu, Feb 21

As a grandmother in her 60s begins coping with memory loss and family problems, she finds solace and meaning in poetry. Writer-director Lee Chang-Dong (BURNING) avoids the pitfalls of sentimentality and mawkishness as he creates a work of intensity and rare beauty.

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