Mija, 60, starts to suffer from Alzheimer’s disease when she enrols in a poetry class, despite the challenges of learning new words. However, her world is turned upside down when her grandson is discovered to be involved in a monstrous crime. Only her poetry allows her to defy the weight of shame.
Winner of Best Screenplay at Cannes, this powerful yet gentle drama about old age from South Korean master Lee Chang-dong (Burning) is a highlight of contemporary world cinema. A tale of beauty versus brutality, in which Yoon Jeong-hee delivers a moving performance of remarkable beauty.
Luis Buñuel, 1930, France
Takeshi Kitano, 1996, Japan
Johnnie To, 2008, Hong Kong
Götz Spielmann, 2008, Austria
Aditya Assarat, 2007, Thailand
Wong Kar Wai, 2004, Hong Kong
Vincent Paronnaud,Marjane Satrapi, 2007, France
Michael Haneke, 2001, Austria
Gus Van Sant, 2007, United States
Harmony Korine, 2007, United States