• Movie Review

    Poetry (2010)

    ICAF is hosting a Korean Film Festival this week. The first movie that was screened was Poetry (2010) by Director: Chang-dong Lee. The story is about a widowed grandmother Yang Mi-Ja (played by Yoon Jeong-hee) raising alone her grandson studying in local town school. Mi-Ja’s daughter is in the city not spending any time with them. Mi-Ja lives on government subsidy and her meagre income as a maid taking care of an old man. She is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and starting to forget names. One day a 16-year school girl commits suicide and that incident changes the life of Mi-Ja and her grandson for the worse. During her struggle with handling the situation…