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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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  • [HanCinema's Hall of Fame Review] "Poetry": Empathetic Cinema at its Finest

    2014/03/22,
    In the Spotlight this Week: Lee Chang-dong's "Poetry"... The American writer and poet Maya Angelou once said: "There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you". In "Poetry", Lee Chang-dong's last film, this affliction is brought to bear on an aging soul who so desperately searches for meaning, peace, and poetry. Lee's short filmography is impressive, and reflects the wills of a storyteller who seeks the substance behind mere matters and modern mayhem. His compelling ruminations are romantic and robust; graphic poems that present hardships and hope in visual verses that demand both our attention and praise. This award-winning film drew inspiration from a real-world rape case in Korea, a Japanese television program on nature, and, of course, Lee's own storytelling genius and acute appreciation of the human condition,...More
  • Martin Scorsese talks about "Han Gong-ju"

    2014/03/13, Source,
    Director Lee Su-jin's "Han Gong-ju" is in the competing section of Fribourg International Film Festival. "Han Gong-ju" is about the growth of a teenage girl who loses a friend to an accident and moves to another school,...More
  • [HanCinema's MovieBarcodes] Lee Chang-dong's Complete Filmography

    2014/01/10,
    K-Films compressed into a single image! Lee Chang-dong is a master storyteller and has thus far produced five compelling and heartfelt features. From his debut film "Green Fish" in 1997 to the award-winning "Poetry" (2010), his films are dramatic and honest as he taps into Korea's consciousness like no other. The following images are each of his films ("Green Fish", "Peppermint Candy",  "Oasis", "Secret Sunshine", and "Poetry") compressed into single frames-To Remember, Share, and Enjoy!,...More
  • [HanCinema's Hall of Fame Review] "Secret Sunshine": Soul Food for Thought

    2013/12/14,
    In the Spotlight this Week: "Secret Sunshine" by Lee Chang-dong Life can be really tough going, gruelling and cruel. Changes in career, a death in the family, and relocating are some of the biggest stressors a human being can expected to endure in the name of life. In "Secret Sunshine", cine-poet Lee Chang-dong tackles these hard-hitting events and asks what someone might have to do to support a truly troubled soul experiencing these major life forks. We can empathise, we can befriend, we can lie to them and tell it's all going to be okay, but sometimes we just need to be patient and follow them as they trudge through the pain. Lee's films have a remarkable spirit about them, a humanist honesty that don't force change, push healing, or prescribe artificial catalysts for growth. In "Secret Sunshine" Lee winds up a tragic heroine as tight as you can imagine, then watches her march off down an uneven road with only a shadowing mechanic to love her unconditionally along the way,...More
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Staff
 Park Jung-bum (박정범)
 Assistant director
 Ahn Gook-jin (안국진)
 Production department
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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