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Courtesy of Kino/Lorber

Law Building, Lower Level
1001 Bissonnet
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Directed by Lee Chang-dong

2010 (Korean with subtitles)

South Korea


139 minutes





Mija (veteran actress Yun Jung-hee) is a woman in her sixties who moves through life with elegance and a dash of eccentricity. She takes care of her insolent grandson and cleans for an elderly man. On a whim, Mija enrolls in a poetry class and begins a personal quest to find the perfect words to describe her feelings. However, she’s plagued by the onset of Alzheimer’s, and struggles with the challenges of the creative process. When her world is turned upside down by the discovery of a monstrous crime, it is Mija’s unique and touching poetry that empowers her to carry on.