• Genre: Drama

  • Director: Lee Chang-dong

  • Stars: Jeong-hie Yun

  • Rate: ****

A lengthy Korean drama about a sexagenarian coping with a delinquent grandson and her own health crisis through a long-lost desire to write, Poetry displays filmmaker Lee Chang-dong’s proficiency for capturing the heartbreaking subtlety of ordinary lives. Well-acted and emotionally provoking, Poetry may be gradual but it is gratifying in the end.
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