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Poetry (시)

시 (Si)

Directed by Lee Chang-dong (이창동)

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139min | Release date in South Korea :

The latest feature film by Lee Chang-dong is currently competing at the Cannes Film Festival and is available with English subtitles at select theaters. Mi-ja (Yoon Jung-hee) leads a hand-to-mouth life raising her teenage grandson by herself. She nevertheless, retains a childlike innocence and curiosity, and becomes immersed in the world of poetry and beauty when she enrolls in a local writing class. But when she learns of a shocking revelation, she must confront the ugly side of life, and take matters into her own hands.

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    A selection of stills from Lee Chang-dong's "Poetry" This award-winning piece of cine-magic explores the final chapter of one chic granny in search of inspiration and beauty. It's a fitting addition to director Lee Chang-dong's short, yet stunning, filmography and is arguably one of his greatest efforts. "Poetry" won a number of awards both locally and abroad, including Best Screenplay at the Cannes Film Festival, and remains a heartfelt masterpiece of modern Korean cinema. Enjoy! [spoilers],...More
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    2014/03/22,
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Staff
 Park Jung-bum (박정범)
 Assistant director
Technics
139 min 35mm Cinemascope (2.35)
Web site
www.poetry2010.co.kr...
Festival(s) & award(s)
Sales or release dates & Box Office
Airing dates : 2010/05/13
South Korean Box Office
Source : www.cine21.com & www.kobis.or.kr
As of 2011.01.09 : 220,693 admissions (total)
As of 2011.01.02 : 220,558 admissions (total)
As of 2010.08.08 : 220,213 admissions (total)
As of 2010.08.01 : 220,041 admissions (total)
As of 2010.07.25 : 219,691 admissions (total)
As of 2010.07.18 : 219,264 admissions (total)
As of 2010.07.11 : 215,581 admissions (total)
As of 2010.07.04 : 213,742 admissions (total)
As of 2010.06.27 : 210,706 admissions (total)
As of 2010.06.20 : 207,369 admissions (total)
As of 2010.06.13 : 201,509 admissions (total)
As of 2010.06.06 : 188,945 admissions (total)
As of 2010.05.30 : 156,123 admissions (total)
As of 2010.05.23 : 96,671 admissions (total)
As of 2010.05.16 : 37,534 admissions (total)

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