Poetry (2011) The body of a raped schoolgirl who has killed herself floats downriver at the start of this exquisite Korean drama ( Poetry ) by Secret… 2011-01-28 PT149M Drama Foreign Language Yun Jung-hee Kino International
Movie Review

Poetry (2011)

FINDING WORDS Yun Jung-hee reads to remember in Poetry
FINDING WORDS Yun Jung-hee reads to remember in Poetry
EW's GRADE
A

Details Limited Release: Jan 28, 2011; Length: 149 Minutes; Genres: Drama, Foreign Language; With: Yun Jung-hee; Distributor: Kino International

The body of a raped schoolgirl who has killed herself floats downriver at the start of this exquisite Korean drama (Poetry) by Secret Sunshine's Lee Chang-dong. Meanwhile, a pensioner (treasured Korean star Yun Jung-hee, extraordinary) raises her sullen grandson alone — a teen implicated in the girl's death. Facing a diagnosis of Alzheimer's, the older woman enrolls in a poetry class, desperate to find the words to describe beauty before language fails her. She does even better: She herself becomes a kind of poem about what it means to really see the world. A

Originally posted Feb 16, 2011 Published in issue #1143 Feb 25, 2011 Order article reprints