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Year of participation 2010
Program Non-competition Programs

Poetry
Producer(s) Lee Joon-dong
Director(s) Lee Chang-dong
Script Lee Chang-dong
Director of Photography Kim Hyun-seok
Production designer Sihn Jeom-hui
Sound Lee Seung-chul
Edit Kim Hyun
Cast Yun Jung-hee, Da-wit Lee, Kim Hira, An Nae-sang
Production company(-ies) Pine House Films Suite 701, Hwajung Academay Tower #968-2 Hwajung-dong Dukyang-gu, Goyang-city, Korea Tel.: (82 31 967 1322) Email: pinehouse09@gmail.com
 

Synopsis

Mija lives with her middle-schooler grandson in a small suburban city located along the Han River. She is a flamboyant 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 she never intentionally took notice of before to find beauty in it. And with this, Mija is delightfully surprised, experiencing newfound trepidation, as if she were a little girl discovering things for the first time in her life. But when she is suddenly faced with a reality harsh beyond her imagination, she realizes perhaps life is not as beautiful as she had thought it …

Awards

Best Screenplay, Ecumenical Jury Commendation (Cannes IFF, 2010)

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