18 October 2011
Chang-dong Lee | South Korea | 2011 | 139 min
Family Drama | Film Notes
“Poetry” is a marvellous life affirming film that won best screenplay at Cannes. It represents much of what is great about the current cinema coming out of South Korea. It is gorgeous to look at, with expert story-telling, heightened emotion and individual insights that you just don’t see in standard Hollywood fare. Poetry reveals many important truths about life, in both its bleakness and its beauty.